The Benin chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the suspension of Dr. Monday Igbafen, the Ambrose Alli University (AAU) branch chairman over allegations of sexual harassment and sex-for-marks by the management of the institution.
A statement signed by its zonal coordinator, Fred Esumeh and four others which were made available to newsmen over the weekend in Benin, faulted the institution’s management choice of reawakening the said case that was previously investigated and closed in 2012.
“The attention of the zone has been drawn to the purported suspension of the branch chairman of ASUU, AAU branch, Dr. Monday Igbafen on the allegation of sexual harassment and sex for marks.
“Having receiving updates on the issue, the zone resolved to condemn in totality the suspension of the branch chairperson of AAU over a case that was previously investigated and closed in 2012,” he stated.
Esumeh said the actions by the Vice Chancellor of the university, is geared towards weakening and intimidating ASUU members of the institution.
“It is clear that the VC wants to emasculate the union through the series of queries being handed to some of the leaders at the branch,” he added.
He advised the institution’s Governing Council to take proper look at the issue and uphold fairness and justice in the matter.