UNN suspends lecturer for impregnating female student

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Chigozie Odum, a lecturer with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, has been suspended for allegedly impregnating one of his students, Onah Chinyere.

The family of the student had petitioned authorities over the incident, causing the senior lecturer at the Archeology Department to be arrested by the Police.

Odum, was alleged to have put the female student in a family way after coercing her into a sexual inetrcourse.

It was gathered that men of the Crack Squad, Enugu State Police Command picked the lecturer up in Nsukka from where he was moved to Enugu.

The lecturer has now been suspended indefinitely.

A letter dated February 15, which was signed by Mrs. Achiuwa F.C., Deputy Registrar of the University, said “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. 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.”

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