Bauchi Poly sacks two lecturers for sexual harassment

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The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi has dismissed two lecturers Malam Abubakar Baba and Mr Adebusoye Sunday, who have been accused of sexually harassing their students.

The lecturers’ dismissal was disclosed by the institution’s Rector, Mr Sunusi Gumau on Sunday while briefing journalists at the end of the 98th meeting of the council.

He said that the victims had military background which hastened the exposure of the accused lecturers.

“In the case of Baba, the father of the student involved is a military personnel while in the case of Sunday, the victim is a sister to a military woman.”

According to Gumau, the dismissal of the lecturers was as a result of a thorough investigation by a committee set up by the institution.

The Rector further revealed that Baba was a lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics while Mr Sunday was a lecturer of the Department of General Studies.

“This is the final verdict of all that has been making waves in the media concerning the issue of our staff reported on alleged case of rape.

“This issue of Abubakar Baba came up on the Aug. 4, 2021. In the rules of the Polytechnic, if an issue of this magnitude happens, the complainant has to write and immediately she wrote.

“I asked the staff to be queried.

“When we queried him, the suspect replied and the reply was not satisfactory, and we established a committee to investigate the matter thoroughly to a logical conclusion.

“We did that and after the committee submitted its report, the Senior Staff Appointment and Disciplinary Committee met, invited the suspects, cross examined and we made our recommendation to the council.

“Today; the council has finally approved the dismissal of Abubakar Baba from the services of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.”

Sanusi further revealed that Mr Sunday was equally dismissed from the service of the Polytechnic with immediate effect.

The Rector stated that concrete evidence had been established against Sunday for sexually assaulting his student.

Gumau said the two lecturers were no longer staff of the Polytechnic and assured that their dismissal letter would be handed over to the necessary security agencies for appropriate actions.