The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) in Abia State, has had egg thrown on its face and reputation.
This is because it's Vice-Chancellor Prof Francis Otunta has been accused of impregnating a 300 level Accounting major of the institution.
The allegation was made public in a petition written by a member of the University’s Governing Council, Dr Nelson O’Amanze Udenze.
In the petition made available to the press and trending now on social media, it was revealed that the Vice-Chancellor was also accused of impregnating a third-year female student in the same Department in 2017.
He allegedly upgraded the student to final year status without any examination, allegedly graduated her and allegedly quickly sent her abroad to close the trial.
Dr Nelson Udenze a member of the University’s Governing Council, who wrote the petition against the Vice-Chancellor, said the Ministry of Education has constituted a panel to look into the allegations.
According to him, he will be speaking to the press after the investigation has been concluded.
This is coming at the heels of another accusation levelled by a female lecturer of the institution, Prof Patricia Mbah (below) who accused the same Vice-Chancellor of sexually harassing her, illegally seizing her salary and victimizing her