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Rivers Varsity suspends lecturer for allegedly sexually harassing, impregnating student

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By Austin Oboh

 
The Management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) has suspended a lecturer, Dr Rowland Uchechukwu Igwe of the Department of Sociology for allegedly impregnating a student.

It was gathered that the lecturer allegedly intimidated, sexually harassed the said student before impregnating her.


Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, who confirmed the development in a statement on his personal Facebook account, on September 24, said the undergraduate suffered health complications as a result of the pregnancy.

"The Management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has placed a lecturer, Dr Rowland Uchechukwu Igwe of the Department of Sociology on an Indefinite suspension on an allegation of serial intimidation, sexual harassment and undue canal knowledge of a female undergraduate which resulted in her impregnation and other health complications."

"The matter has been referred to the Council-Senate Committee on staff disciplinary matters for further investigation." the statement reads.