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UNIABUJA to make public panel’s report on lecturer accused of sexual harassment

UNIABUJA to make public panel’s report on lecturer accused of sexual harassment

The management of the University of Abuja has promised to make public the report of the panel of inquiry set up to investigate the allegation of sexual harassment against a former Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the institution.

The Vice -Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdul- Rasheed Na’allah, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday, said the report of the investigative panel has been submitted and the panel did a thorough job.

The university had on August 4 suspended the lecturer for alleged sexual harassment of a female student of the institution.

The victim had in July reported the lecturer to the police after they agreed to meet at a hotel in the Gwarinpa area of Abuja.

The vice chancellor said the university was determined to prosecute matter, adding that no culprit would be spared in the investigation.

He said: “A report has been submitted, because there are stages in the investigation. The first stage has been covered and it has now moved to a disciplinary committee.

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“The reason why we are not addressing the press yet is because everybody has a strategy. So, we want to do a thorough job. We want to move with speed and we are trying our best.

“We want to make sure that people learn. We are not concluding yet. We want people to know that if you make a mistake, we’ll go after you. Even if you enter a cage, we will enter it with you.

“We do not accept any form of harassment. This university must be one of those places known for integrity – integrity of staff and students. At the end of the day, we will let the world know the outcome of the investigation.”

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