KASU dismisses Lecturer for sexually harassing female student

The management of the Kaduna State University, (KASU), has terminated the appointment of Dr. Idowu Abbas of the Geography Department, over allegations of sexual harassment.

This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the school, Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa.

According to the DVC, Dr Abbas’s appointment was terminated after the university’s Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, Chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), investigated the alleged sexual harassment and found him (Abbas) guilty.

He said the report of the investigating committee was presented at the 217th Management Meeting of the institution on January 12, 2021.

The management however ordered that all students under the embattled lecturer’s supervision be reassigned to a decent lecturer in the department.

The statement read, “According to the report, Abbas confessed in his testimony to have touched and hugged a female student he was supervising her project from behind against her will, when she went to his office to discuss her project.

“His testimonies also revealed other nasty and randy misbehaviour he exhibited.”
According to Ashafa, the behaviour of the lecturer violated Section 8.7 Paragraph (f) of the Administrative and Academic Regulations in Kaduna State University and punishable by dismissal or termination of appointment.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor however pointed out that resignation letter, earlier tendered by the lecturer stands “null and void.”


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