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Ebonyi varsity denies knowledge of lecturer arrested over alleged rape

By  Nnamdi Akpa,  Abakaliki
24 November 2021   |   3:05 am
The Management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, yesterday, said the institution did not have any official reports about the arrest of one of their lecturers...

The Management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, yesterday, said the institution did not have any official reports about the arrest of one of their lecturers, who is in police custody for allegedly molesting a minor and house-help.
   
Ebonyi State Police Command had through a statement by its Public Relations Officer,  ASP Loveth Odah,  on Sunday said, it has arrested one Felix Anyaegbunam, a Professor of Geophysics in the University, for molesting a minor and house-help of his gateman and he is being investigated.
   
But the University in a statement signed by its Head, Public Relations and Information, Mr. Elom Iyke Ubochi, said the institution has not officially received any report as regard the incident.

  
The statement reads:”The attention of the Management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, has been drawn to news making the rounds in both the traditional and new media about a lecturer in the University alleged to have sexually molested a minor and house-help and the University wishes to state as follows.
 
“The Management is yet to receive an official report/complaint on the alleged crime; and will act accordingly as soon as such report is made”.
   
“Dr. Felix Anyaegbunam is not a resident of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike staff quarters, which means that the alleged crime did not take place within the University premises.
  
“Contrary to media claims, Dr. Felix Anyaegbunam is not a Professor of Geophysics in our University, but a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics.
 
“Our University, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, is a serious public institution guided by the core values of excellence and integrity, and does not condone any form of criminality.
 
“The general public is hereby assured of our University’s unwavering commitment to the ideals and culture of a world- class institution.”