The Federal Polytechnic Bauchi has sacked two of its lecturers for sexually harassing their college students.
The Governing Council of the school took the decision at its 98th assembly held on Saturday.
The brushed aside lecturers are Musa Baba Abubakar of the Identical old Reviews Department and Adebusoye Michael Sunday of the Vitamin and Dietetics Department, The Punch reports.
Human rights organisation, Penal complex Inmate Model, had, in a letter of grievance addressed to the Bauchi Declare Attorney Identical old and Commissioner of Justice, Ministry of Justice by the insist Director, Public Prosecution of the Ministry, and signed by Japhet Ikita, alleged that the administration of the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi became searching for to camouflage up for Baba, who is “adjudged a serial rapist, sexual harasser and intimidator of female college students within the institution without making it public for prosecution.”
The letter which became dated October 7, 2021, became titled, ‘Emergency: PIDI-Nigeria condemns concealment of rape, sexual harassment and intimidation of two female college students by Abubakar Baba, a lecturer and the Management of Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi’.
He acknowledged, “That the lecturer, having defiled one 17-year-veteran female student became caught crimson-handed by the Rector of the school. He has been accused of sexually molesting many female college students and forcing himself on them.
“That for emphasis sake, he became most certainly no longer ready to quit without applying any create of the wide stick, when he became caught crimson-handed, pardoned and his colleagues apologized to the school administration.”
Ikita quoted Baba’s victims as announcing: “He took a knife and threatened me that if I don’t conform to own intercourse with him, he’ll pains me. I became very insecure, then he came as regards to me, used his fingers and pulled down my dresses by the waist aspect leaving the the leisure of my dresses and raped me; there became blood and it became my first time.”
He acknowledged the sufferer had told the organisation that Baba defiled her in 2016 when she became 17 years veteran, along with that she lodged her grievance to the Head of the Department of Mass Dialog verbally.
She became directed to position it in writing, however nothing became finished in that regard to this level, it became acknowledged.
The activist alleged that the sufferer became insecure by the risk of the school administration no longer to expose her fogeys or guardians and no longer to grant viewers or capability any authority.
He additional alleged that the school administration withdrew the case from the police region at “D Division” Yelwa, claiming to own situation up a committee for the investigation of the topic inner three weeks which elapsed within the last week of September 2021.
The Rector, Arc. Yahaya Gumau denied the allegation that the school administration became searching for to camouflage up the topic and the erring lecturers.
He acknowledged, “I welcome you to survey the last verdict of all which own been making waves within the media touching on the advise of our personnel member who became reported to own been allegedly lively about rape, Abubakar Musa Baba.
“However what surprises me basically the most is that it is most efficient his possess name that is being talked about. The many lecturer’s name became silent within the media, I don’t know the reason or the explanation on the help of it.”
He persisted, “This advise of Musa Baba came up on August 3, 2021. The extant rule of the Polytechnic is that, if a advise of this magnitude occurs, the complainant has to jot down. And without lengthen when she wrote, the Registrar, that very evening, became in my home along with her HOD.
“I directed that the personnel member be queried which became the next line of motion as per the extant tips of our institution as supplied by the federal authorities. However when his answer became no longer sufficient, we established a committee to analyze that topic completely to its logical conclusion.
“After the committee submitted its sage, the next authority that may maybe well well honest composed own regarded into the advise is the Sub-Committee of the Council. And the Council basically meet quarterly. This advise occurred after the last council and it became the next assembly that would mediate on the case.
“The Senior Workers Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee met and invited the suspect. We noxious-examined him and made our suggestions to the Council.
“The Council on the present time, has at last, permitted the dismissal of Abubakar Musa Baba from the carrier of the Polytechnic, Bauchi. Also, Adebusoye Michael Sunday is brushed aside from the products and services of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi with fabricate from Saturday on a identical case. That’s the decision of the Council on these factors.”
The Rector acknowledged that the 2 females (victims) own protection power backgrounds, noting that, “the case of Musa Baba, the student involved, her father is a protection power man”, along with that “this 2d one additionally, her sister who became financing her, is a protection power personnel and he or she became the one who gave her the clue on easy the plot to head referring to the case.”
He acknowledged the advise has been handled to its logical conclusion, stressing that “the Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, in its 98th sitting, has at last brushed aside these two personnel.”
Gumau acknowledged the dismissal letters of the erring lecturers may maybe well well be handed to the police and the Department of Declare Products and services (DSS) who assisted the institution on the topic, for subsequent submission to them.