UNN suspends lecturer over sexual harassment

 University of Nigeria has suspended a male lecturer in the General Studies department of the institution , Mfonobong David Udoudom, who was caught in a viral video allegedly harassing a female student, said to be someone ‘s wife.

It was gathered that the lecturer had vowed that the female student would never pass his course unless she submitted herself for sexual intercourse with him.

Newslineglobal gathered that trouble started immediately after the students had written the man’s course in their exam with the lecturer warning some female students that they would fail if they ‘failed to see him’.

Source close to Newslineglobal said ” but, this particular lady who is married started begging the lecturer to collect money instead of sex, but he refused, and only insisting on doing it in his office”.

The source added that the lady informed her husband, who also lodged a complaint to the university authorities, which was said to have asked the lady to play along.

In a viral video, the lecturer was seen naked but only later allowed to wear inner shorts.

A voice in the viral video said: “We have been following this case from day one. As you can see we have all the chats, voice notes, videos and everything.”

In a statement  made available to newsmen on Tuesday, the acting Public Relations Officer, Dr. Okwun Omeaku, said the indefinite suspension is with immediate effect pending the outcome of a disciplinary panel constituted by the University to investigate the incident. 

“For the records, the University of Nigeria has a zero tolerance for sexual misconducts involving our staff and students. 

“UNN is among the few Universities in the country that has a Sexual Harassment Policy, which guides the relationship between our staff and students in particular and among our male and female staff. 

“As a university, we are committed to protecting our students from any form of abuse and exploitation, and the University Management will not hesitate to punish rMrMfonobong David Udoudom , according to our rules, if he is found guilty.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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