UNN has suspended a lecturer who is accused of impregnating and threatening a student.
A student who goes by the name Onah Chinyere was reportedly impregnated by Dr. Chigozie Odum, a senior lecturer in the Department of Archeology and Tourism, Faculty of Arts in University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
Dr. Odum Jude was said to have insisted that he sleep with the student and threatened that if she declined, she would never graduate from the department. It was also alleged that, within 4 years of being confirmed as a professor, he had impregnated four students.
In a letter dated Monday, February 15, 2021, Dr. Odum’s suspension was confirmed and signed by Mrs Achiuwa F.C., Deputy University Registrar.
The letter partly reads:
“You are discharged from service with immediate impact. You may remain away from duty until the complaint against you is finalized. You should also pass to the Head, Department of Archeology and Tourism, every university property in your possession.”
The Bursar is advised to put you on half salary awaiting final disposal/action on your case through a copy of this letter.