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The Management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi has reacted to the arrest of its lecturer, Prof. Felix Anyaegbunam for defiling a 13-year-old girl.
The Eastern Updates had on Tuesday that Prof. Anyaegbunam was arrested by the police command for sexually violating a 13-year-old house help.
Meanwhile, the Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Loveth Odah confirmed that the suspect was in their custody.
According to Odah, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Aliyu Garba has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter as the medical screening of the victim is being awaited.
In a statement issued by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ikechukwu Elom on Tuesday, the institution said it does not condone any form of criminality among lecturers especially the act of rape.
Elom noted that the school will act immediately on the case once an official report is submitted.
‘The attention of the Management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi has been drawn to the 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.
‘We wish to state as follows that the school management is yet to receive official report or complaint on the alleged crime; will act accordingly as soon as such report is made,‘ he said.
He dismissed reports stating that Anyaegbunam is a Professor of Geophysics in the university.
‘Anyaegbunam is not a professor in our university but a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics,’ the statement read.
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