The University of Nigeria Nsukka has suspended one of its lecturers, Dr Chigozie Odum From Archeology and Tourism department over sexual harassment of female students in the university.
The university authority made the decision in a letter signed by the university’s deputy registrar, Mrs Achiuwa F.C and sent to the defaulting lecturer.
The letter reads in part, “Following the accusation of sexual harassment made against you by a female student in the department of Archaeology and Tourism, the Vice-Chancellor has directed that you be suspended from duty immediately”.
“You are hereby suspended from duty with immediate effect, “the deputy registrar ordered.
According to the letter, “You should stay away from duty until the final determination of the allegation against you”.
” You should also handover any university’s (UNN) property in your custody to the head of department Archeology and Tourism”.
“The bursar is by a copy of this letter, advised to place you on half salary pending final disposal action on your case, “Achiuwa stated.
However, a thorough investigation revealed that the suspended lecturer, Dr Chigozie Odum impregnated four of his students in four years.
Commenting however, a public commentator, Mr. Collins Opuruzor said, “UNN has done well by suspending this randy lecturer, Chigozie. His colleagues in the Department of Archaeology see him as not just randy but also very wicked. In four years, he got over four girls, his own students, pregnant and coerced them into unsafe abortions.”