The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN) has confirmed the suspension of one of its senior lecturer Dr. Chigozie Odum for allegedly impregnating a student who said to be scholar in the institution.
Dr. Chigozie, who is a senior lecturer in the department of Archeology and Tourism was said to have been arrested by the Nigerian Police force, for allegedly impregnated a student, Onah Chinyere and go ahead to threaten her life.
The lecturer, Dr Odum, was alleged to have put the female student, Onah Chinyere in a family way after coercing her into sexual intercourse.
Following a petition from the family lawyer of the female student; officers of the Crack Squad, Enugu State Police Command said to picked up the lecturer at Nsukka and moved him to Enugu, the state capital.
The arrest by the police said to led to his indefinite suspension by the management of the institution.
A letter obtained to that effect, dated February 15, 2021, was signed by Deputy Registrar of the University Mrs Achiuwa F.C.
The letter read:
“Following the accusation of sexual harassment made against you by a female student in the Department of Archeology and Tourism, the Vice-Chancellor has directed that you be suspended from duty immediately”
“You are hereby so suspended from duty with immediate effect”
“You should stay away from your duty post until the final determination of the allegation against you”
Further, “you should handover any University property in your custody to the Head of Department of Archaeology 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.”