The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, has placed Emmanuel Afolabi, on an indefinite suspension.
He is a final year student of the Department of Food Science and Technology in FUTA.
The Varsity sanctioned Emmanuel Afolabi for his alleged involvement in the hacking of Premium Times news website.
So, the Deputy Director, Corporate Communications, FUTA, Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo, said the student allegedly committed the act.
In addition, he explained that the student not conduct himself well. He also misused the university’s information technology infrastructure.
Adebanjo said the university received a complaint from Premium Times about denial of service attack on its website.
“The denial occurred between 28th and 29th of February, 2020, through a concerted vulnerability scanning.
“A person using the IT infrastructure of the university carried out the scan.
“Following the complaint, the university management initiated an investigation. Findings showed that Emmanuel carried out the alleged act of misconduct.
“He used the log in credentials of two members of staff without authorisation to perpetrate the act,” Adebanjo said.
Above all, the university spokesman noted that the notification of indefinite suspension addressed to Emmanuel reads in part;.
“In the extant Student‘s Handbook of Information, your action is a misconduct to abuse the use of university IT infrastructure.
“While still putting in place an arrangement to give you an opportunity to explain yourself, you are hereby placed on an indefinite suspension retroactively from 18th of March, 2020.”
Adebanjo further explained that the suspension implied that Emmanuel Afolabi should nuot be found anywhere in or near the precincts of the institution throughout the period of his indefinite suspension.
“The university deplores such behaviour and reiterates that it will continue to visit such aberrant act with the full weight of the rules and regulations governing students‘ behaviour and conduct off and on the campus.
“For the avoidance of doubt, only students who are worthy in learning and character can lay claim to and be addressed as FUTA students,” Adebanjo added