The University of Calabar has suspended four students of the institution after a viral video posted online captured the students partaking in what it described as a ''water ritual'' on a fellow female student.
The university, in a press release issued by Mr. Gabriel Egbe, Registrar of the institution on Saturday, January 7, said the unlawful act was carried out by the students during the last matriculation ceremony of the institution on Dec. 2, 2022.
In the video, the culprits were seen pouring buckets of water on the first-year student who was visibly distraught and struggling to break free from the exercise. The water ritual is mainly done as a way of celebrating graduation, birthdays, and matriculations in Nigerian higher institutions.
The suspended students were identified as Stephen Usen, a student in the Accounting Department, year 4, Aniefiok Idorenyin, a student of Computer Science, year 2, Miracle Adeyemi, a student of Political Science, year 2 and Blessing Queen, a student of Genetics and Biotech, year 4.