The management of Covenant University has broken its silence after students reported series of rape allegations against lecturers.
The university said it has launched an investigation into the matter. A series of reports alleging the sexual molestation of female students of the institution surfaced on social media on Monday. The reports shared unverified experiences of people who have been sexually assaulted by officials of the university.
The allegations targeted different staff members; from hall monitors to the medical center to security officials, even the chaplaincy. Speaking about the incident, the university alumni committee, said they got the complaint about a week ago and they contacted the school management.
A statement by the executive council of the association said, “While the story broke on Twitter on November 21, 2022, we heard it since last week and we immediately entered the matter, spoke with them and helped them understand the issues and what they needed to do.”
The council noted that one of the people in the centre of the allegations has been sacked. The name of the person was not given, reports BBC Pidgin.
It said, “As we have been speaking with the university management, we heard that one of the people who has been called out many times on social media appeared before the staff disciplinary committee a few weeks ago. The management has terminated his employment.”
The alumni committee has promised to continue meeting with the school management for more information on the matter.