Rivers lecturer probed, suspended over alleged sexual harassment

Rivers lecturer probed, suspended over alleged sexual harassment

Elechi Amadi Polytechnic Rumuola

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A lecturer identified as Tamunotonye Solomon, at Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt has been suspended for three months over allegations of sexual harassment of female students.

PUNCH reported that the lecturer exchanged words in the media with the 200-level student, Blessing Audu, over the sexual harassment allegation.

While the student claimed that the lecturer accused her of stealing his N250,000 after she refused his marriage proposal, the lecturer said the allegation was a blackmail and that he arrested the student because she stole his money and some office property.

The school's Registrar, Chris Woke who has now disconnected the school from the alleged conduct of its lecturer, said they've set up a committee to investigate the allegations against the lecturer.

The statement read; “The Management of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola, Port Harcourt, is irked by the report in certain section of the media and disassociates itself completely from the alleged conduct of its staff, Mr Tamunotonye Zoe Solomon.

“The Management of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic Rumuola Port Harcourt has, therefore, suspended Mr Tamunotonye Zoe Solomon for three months with effect from 10 January 2022, in connection with allegations of harassment and exploitation of a female student and other acts of misconduct prejudicial to the good name of the Polytechnic.

“The Committee has one month to submit its report to Management."

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