Alleged Sexual Harassment: Suspended UNN lecturer in custody – Enugu police command

Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of the suspended lecturer with the University of Nigeria, Mr. Mfonobong Udoudom, who was caught in a video allegedly harassing a female student in his office.

The management of the university had in a statement on Tuesday announced the indefinite suspension of the lecturer.

“As we speak, he is currently at the Nsukka Police Area Command. But what they do with him is what I don’t know,” said one of the sources who works in the university but pleaded anonymity.

The lecturer who was caught in a viral video wearing a pair of boxers was said to be a lecturer in the General Studies Division of the university.

In a statement on Tuesday, signed by its acting Public Relations Officer, Chief Okwun Omeaku, the university said the randy lecturer had been suspended indefinitely while clarifying that he is not a professor.

“The indefinite suspension is with immediate effect pending the outcome of a disciplinary panel constituted by the university to investigate the incident,” the statement noted.

“For the records, the University of Nigeria has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct involving our staff and students. The 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 members.

“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 Mr. Mfonobong David Udoudom, according to our rules, if he is found guilty by our disciplinary panel,” the statement read.

However, the Enugu State Ministry of Children, Gender Affairs and Social Development has said that it will ensure that justice will prevail in the matter, noting that the administration of Governor Peter Mbah has zero tolerance on all forms of gender-based violence, harassment, or exploitation.

The Commissioner for Gender, Mrs Ngozi Enih, spoke to our correspondent on the incident saying, “The Ministry of Children, Gender Affairs and Social Development is aware of the matter and is keenly following developments.

“We are aware that the lecturer in question has been suspended indefinitely by the school authorities and an investigative panel has been set up to look into the matter.

“We are very much interested in getting to the root of the matter and there will be no sweeping of anything under the carpet. We are determined to ensure that justice prevails for all.

“Be it known that under the watch of His Excellency, Peter Mbah, Enugu State has zero tolerance for any form of gender-based violence, harassment or exploitation.”

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