Bauchi Polytechnic Sack Two Lecturers For Sexual Harassment
The Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, has sacked two of its lecturers who were found guilty of sexually harassing their students. This decision was made during the 98th meeting of the Governing Council of the Polytechnic which was held on Saturday, October 23. The dismissed lecturers are Musa Baba Abubakar of the General Studies Department and Adebusoye Michael Sunday of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department. The development follows a complaint by a Human Rights Organization, Prison Inmate Development, (PIDI Nigeria) accusing the management of the institutition of attempt to shield Mr. Musa Baba Abubakar, who is notorious for sexually harassing female students. The letter of complaint addressed to the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Ministry of Justice through the Director, Public Prosecution of the Ministry, Bauchi, and signed by Japhet Ikita, alleged that the management of the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi was trying to cover up Baba who is “adjudged a serial rapist, sexual harasser and intimidator of female students in the institution without making it public for prosecution.” The letter which was dated October 7, 2021, was titled, ‘Emergency: PIDI-Nigeria condemns concealment of rape, sexual harassment and intimidation of two female students by Abubakar Baba, a lecturer and the Management of Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi’.
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