Covenant University sacks staff over allegations of sexual assault

Covenant University

The management of Covenant University has launched investigation into allegations of rape against some of its staff.

Allegations went viral on Monday on social media as people shared their unverified experiences of sexual assault by officials of the varsity.

The allegations targeted different staff members: from hall monitors to the medical centre to security officials, even the chaplaincy.

Staff members in charge of student disciplinary were also fingered in the sexual abuse allegations.

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.