Students of Imo State University(IMSU) said to be involved in the sex-for-marks viral video against one of their lecturers, Professor Victor Njoku of the Chemistry Department, would face the Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Adamu, for failure to submit proofs against the accused.
The decision was taken on Sunday in Owerri by leaders of Progressive Graduates of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of IMSU, led by the coordinators, Comrade Munonye Obinna and Frank Ufomadu.
The Nation online reports that the panel was set up by the university authorities to investigate allegations against the Professor whose naked picture was taken in his private residence and circulated on social media.
However, the panel said after the seven- day ultimatum to the IMSU students to produce any evidence against the Professor had elapsed, they had decided to write to IGP for prosecution of the students ” since no evidence was produced against the lecturer.”
According to them: “Sequel to the seven-day ultimatum given to every student of Imo State University who has any substantive evidential proof of Prof. Njoku’s involvement in sex for marks to testify in public elapsed on Saturday 26th September 2020.
“We hereby state as follows: No single student has either come in public or secret to testify to the
viral allegation of sex for marks leveled against one of the most respected Senior lecturers in the State University, Prof. Njoku Victor.
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“We the progressive graduates of chemistry and industrial chemistryof Imo State University wish to notify the entire Imo State University community that Prof. Njoku has been vindicated as it is now very convincingly clear to all that Prof. Njoku has never been involved in sex for mark since he started work in the university till date.
“We hereby call on publishers of various media houses, hosts of online, social media to expunge all negative forms of stories, nude pictures and videos reportedly recorded and published against the good image of Prof. Njoku Victor.”
“We shall officially petition the inspector General of Police to fish out all those behind the dastard act and ensure they are prosecuted for breach of fundamental human right, sexual harassment and criminal invasion under Section 37 of the 1999 Constitution.
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“It is now very convincingly proven that the viral media propaganda and fabricated allegation against Prof. Njoku is a hand work of mischief markers and character assassins.”