Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Sexual harassment: Group vows to get justice for female poly student

By News Express on 06/01/2019

Views: 682

•ASESI Delegates with the Rector of A.I.F.P.U, Ven. Ibe Enwo (on red cap)
•ASESI Delegates with the Rector of A.I.F.P.U, Ven. Ibe Enwo (on red cap)

The African Students Education Support Initiative (ASESI) has assured Miss Oko Osinachi of justice over her alleged sexual harassment by the Head of Marketing Department, Federal Polytechnic, Uwanna, Afikpo, Ebonyi State.

ASESI’s Executive Director, Mr Chinonso Obasi, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, recalled that the group started canvassing for justice for the female student in December, 2018.

Obasi said that ASESI began its independent investigation on Dec. 3,  2018 with a visit to miss Osinachi in her workplace, Timber-shade market Afikpo.

The executive director said that the victim gave a full account of the pressure mounted by the lecturer; her decline and the resultant victimization by failing the lecturer’s course alongside other setbacks in her academics.

She said, however, that the lecturer did not rape her despite the sexual advances.

“I want to graduate with my mates and I wish to appeal to ASESI to mandate necessary authorities to prohibit lectures from inviting students against their will to places outside the assigned offices and classrooms.

“The businesses of lecturers must start in school environment and end within the school except on mutual agreement between the both parties,’’ Obasi quoted Osinachi as saying.

Obasi said that the lecturer in his own account told ASESI that the drama was uncalled for as the whole situation was politically motivated by those who were working had to make sure his hard earned name and integrity was tarnished.

He said that the lecturer appreciated Osinachi for standing by the truth that he never raped her nor forced her to bed as detractors exaggerated.

Obasi said that the rector of the institution Ven. Ibe Enwo, told the ASESI delegates that a lot of groups had been calling on the matter, adding that he was glad that ASESI had gone far in finding the facts by visiting physically.

“Our institution is a government owned and we acknowledge written memos for documentation purposes.

“My attention was called upon by the Deputy Rector Administration, Elder Ibiam who stood-in for me as Acting Rector when I travelled overseas to represent other Rectors in Sweden.

“I mandated him to act on it as I await briefing when I return. We have a committee already on the matter; the lecturer, Mr Chris Izuma, has been relinquished of his post as the head of the Department of Marketing.

“He was not also allowed to partake in the contest for the Deanship in the school of Business because of the allegations leveled against him.

“I wish to establish a fact in the case which is concerning the allegation that the lecturer failed his student intentionally in the course.

“We have sent her script to an external examiner and it was remarked with a confirmation that she failed the course and not that her lecture failed her.

“Osinachi failed the course because she failed.

“I am a Pastor in the church of God therefore, I condemn any form of sexual harassment and I must stand to protect my children who’re the students of the institution that I govern,’’ Obasi quoted the Rector as saying.

Obasi said that he thanked all the parties for their sincere cooperation in carrying out the tedious assignment.

He said that ASESI waded into the matter because student was involved, adding that the happiness of every African Student was ASESI’s utmost concern.

“A student who is not in a good mood cannot comprehend or assimilate anything being taught in the classroom.

“We are concerned that Osinachi’s psychological and emotional feelings have been tampered with and we look forward to seeing that she gets justice.

“We are impressed with the steps taken so far by the management of the institution as we continue to assure Osinachi that justice shall prevail for her.

“If you’re an African Student faced with any form of oppression or maltreatment feel free to report to ASESI through

“We are here to be your voice,” Obasi said. (NAN)


Source News Express

Posted 06/01/2019 04:59:05 AM





You may also like...
Nigerian ladies bag Distinctions, receive multiple awards from...

Presidency justifiess crackdown on judges, says nothing wrong...

Kashamu floors PDP at Supreme Court

Biafra: Court orders Abaribe, others to produce Nnamdi...

Police raise alarm over cloned certificates, ATM cards...

Onitsha shoe dealers protest non-allocation of land 5...

CBN disburses N109.3 billion towards improved power supply...

MOSOP President berates military over invasion of Ogoni...

BREAKING NEWS: 30 reported dead as suicide bombers...

Umahi to Ebonyi residents: Protect your PVCs against...

2013 AFCON ‘Operation Ethiopia must fall’: Keshi announces...

MTN chairman offloads shares


Latest News Boko Haram governs Borno communities, collects taxes – Arch Bishop Over 100 persons jostle for commissioners in Kano Four charged with murder over plane crash that claimed 298 lives Disquiet over Ijaw elections, threats of parallel EXCO Boko Haram fuel and drug suppliers nabbed in Adamawa Ogun: Tribunal suspends sitting over threat to lives of witnesses Man steals grandma’s underwear in Ekiti after being promised N2, 000 First Bank manager arraigned for allegedly stealing N52.6m Two 14-year-old boys found guilty of murdering schoolgirl Submit fake document, face wrath of law, NYSC boss warns Corps members Anti-party activities: Ex-Gov Yari rejects APC’s committee report 14 injured as lightning strikes military base


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,992 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,770 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,637 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (312,234 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,492 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,174 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (234,199 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (216,084 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (213,202 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,651 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,700 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,004 views)


NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,316) Business Verdict (74) Columnists (1,052) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (624) Features (762) Global Business Monitor (379) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,606) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (305) News (47,524) Opinion (1,262) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,038) Religion (1,026) Sports (2,045) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera