Mrs. Anwuli I. Uwajeh has been appointed Acting Registrar of Western Delta University, Oghara. Before her appointment she served as Deputy Registrar at the University of Benin, Benin City. She obtained BA in Linguistics, Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Benin. She has decades of experience in University administrative activities.
Western Delta University Law Students held their Moot Court Trial as part of the LAW Week on Thursday June 8th, 2023.
A Hypothetical Case Between The State vs. Mallam Ibrahim. The victim was returning from an all night wake keep at about 5am when he stopped his car along the road, somewhere by Cattle Market, Oghara to urinate. He exited his car and was about to urinate by the road side when Mallam Ibrahim accosted him, telling him not to urinate at the point as it was too close to a house where he kept guard. In the course of the hot verbal exchange, the wife of the deceased stepped out of the car and saw Mallam Ibrahim pushed her husband away from where he was to urinate. The victim, Barr Ose Romor lost his balance , staggered, and fell, smashing his skull on the tarred road. He later died on arrival at the hospital from injuries sustained to his skull.
Honorable Justice Igbineweka (Mrs.) of the College of Law, Western Delta University presided. Three exhibits were presented, even as three witnesses (a Police Inspector, a Medical Doctor, Wife of the deceased), excluding the defendant testified. They were interrogated and cross examined by both the team of prosecuting counsel and the defense counsel. Objections were raised and countered by the future Lawyers during the hearing.
In her judgement, the presiding Judge commended the advocacy skills of the prosecuting counsel and noted that the autopsy report presented by the Doctor had contradictions, and as such can not serve as convincing evidence. On the testimony of the victim’s wife, there was no second witness to corroborate her allegation of the accused pushing her husband, a situation that was said to have led to his death. The Police Inspector, the Judge observed, only arrested the defendant when the Police saw him at the scene of the incident. Consequently, the Judge ruled that the Prosecuting counsel failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt, and thus discharged the accused.
The event is held once in a year to enhance professional skills and was attended by students and lecturers of the Institution.
The Student’s week of Western Delta University was held recently. The occasion included a Cultural Day celebration on June 1st, 2023. The event featured Edo, Igbo, Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo and Yoruba cultural displays.
The Mayor of the University in his opening remarks, extended a warm welcome to all in attendance. He titled this year’s event: Our Culture – Our Heritage. He informed everyone that the event will remind us of our cultural heritage and roots.
While presenting his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Augustine Ikelegbe hinted that he was happy that the students are connected to their culture, that they can dress, dance and express themselves in their respective culture. He said it is an occasion for all to loosen up, relax, unwind and take a break from studies. Nigeria, he opined is a diverse nation, with different culture, language and ethnic groups. He commended the leaders of the various ethnic groups and organizers of the event.
Each cultural group entertained the audience with breath taking dances and presentations. There was group photographs of the various cultural groups with the management of the institution.
This year’s edition of the aforementioned event was held today May 30th, 2023 at the main auditorium of the institution. The opening prayer was said alongside with praise, worship followed by introduction and recognition of guests/dignitaries who attended the occasion. Thereafter, there was a rendition using a saxophone. It was immediately followed by a prayer section that preceded the Vice Chancellor’s address. The choir performed a special song rendition. The main sermon of the day was titled ” Spiritual War”.
In attendance at the event were staff, students and invited guests.