Fifteen (15) staff from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, were suspended for alleged sexual misconduct.
According to the university administration, the defendants are also subject to allegations of extortion and blackmailing of jobs and admission.
The authorities in the detention center say that the suspects are being investigated by a panel and, if found guilty, dismissed and handed over to the police for criminal prosecution.
The PR representative of the institution, Dr. med. Okwun Omeaku, confirmed the development in a statement, reports Vanguard.
The statement read: "No fewer than 15 employees were suspended for alleged involvement in a job, blackmail for admission, and sexual harassment. The suspension is a bold statement that the current university administration has no tolerance for corruption, misconduct, and amoral behavior among university staff and students.
"The administration will not fail to take decisive action against employees or students whose actions drag the sacred image of the university into the mire, the eagle is still watching and many people are on the radar". The statement was
University Vice Chancellor Prof. Charles Igwe commented on the development and said there was no hiding place for staff or students performing activities that could affect the image of the university.
"We are determined to restore the values we are known for, and we are ready to work with faculty and other staff who enjoy bullying students in some way."
"We thank God that the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has proposed the idea of passing a law providing for a prison sentence of five years for all who demand sexual satisfaction from students of our colleges.
"We are determined to fight the scourge here in UNN, and we also say that anyone who calls themselves a student should learn to dress decently."
The VC also warned the licensure charters that extort unsuspecting members of the public under the guise of offering admission or employment, to refrain from such crimes, or to face the wrath of the law
"While I'm talking to you, UNN has suspended about 15 workers who were used to taking money from people to offer them a job or admission. We will use it as an example for others. It hurts me when I hear that professors, doctoral students and staff of this great institution are involved in the fraud. I will use this opportunity to advise players to stop the fraud. "
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