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Alex Ekwueme varsity condemns rape of minor by its lecturer

It was alleged that the professor had been sexually violating his 13-year-old house-help.

• November 23, 2021
Alex Ekwueme University

The management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike in Ikwo LGA, Ebonyi, has disassociated itself from the rape committed by one of its lecturer.

In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Ikechukwu Elom, the university said it does not condone any form of criminality among lecturers, especially the act of rape.

Recall that the Police Command in Ebonyi had on Sunday arrested a lecturer, Felix Anyaegbunam, a professor with the university, for allegedly defiling a minor.

It was alleged that the professor had been sexually violating his 13-year-old house-help, who hails from Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.

The spokesperson said the school “is a serious public institution guided by the core values of excellence, integrity and does not condone any form of criminality.”

“We wish to state as follows that the school management is yet to receive official report or complaint on the alleged crime; will act accordingly as soon as such report is made.

“Contrary to media reports, Anyaegbunam is not a Professor of Geophysics in our university, but a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics,” Mr Elom explained.

Police spokesperson in Ebonyi, Loveth Odah, had said the suspect was in their custody.

(NAN)

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