A senior lecturer of the Abia State University, Uturu, has been fired by the institution's management over an alleged sex-for-grades scandal.
The PUNCH reports that the lecturer Michael Ukaegbu was a former Acting Head of the Department of Mass Communication.
Ukeagbu's dismissal was ratified by ABSU's Governing Council at its 148th regular and resumed Governing Council meetings held on Thursday, the 16th and the 20th of December 2021, under the chairmanship of the Pro-Chancellor, Adolphus Wabara.
In a communique signed by the University Registrar, Acho Elendu, the University also revealed that another lecturer, Mr Leonard Chukwuma, was sacked for alleged fraud and admission racketeering.
The Council in a communique, signed by the Registrar/Secretary to Council, Dr Acho Elendu, said “Council-in-Session ratified the dismissal of Dr Michael I. Ukaegbu, former Ag. Head, Department of Mass Communication for involvement in sex-for-grade and Mr Leonard Chukwuma for fraud and admission racketeering”.