The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Monday Igbafen has been suspended by the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State over allegations of sexual harassment.
It was gathered that Igbafen who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy threatened the female students with sex-for-marks.
This was made known in a statement issued by the university’s spokesman, Mr. Edward Aihevba.
According to the statement, the suspension followed the arraignment of Prof. Igbafen before the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (SSDC) on allegations of gross misconduct bordering on sexual harassment and threat of marks for sex.
He, however, added that Igbafen had been found culpable and indicted by an investigative panel of the University for sexual harassment.
He said the family of a female victim had threatened to drag the institution before the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) if it failed to bring Prof. Igbafen to book.
On his part, Igbafen claimed the allegations are all a ploy to blackmail him and that he would expose the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ignacious Onimawo.
He said the suspension was part of a grand plan to intimidate ASUU chapter in the university.