El-Rufai orders attorney general to prosecute lecturer suspended over sex-for-grades

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El’rufai, has instructed the attorney general of the state to prosecute a suspended lecturer at Kaduna State University (KASU), Bala Umar.

Mr Umar was suspended on Wednesday following allegations of sex for grades by a female graduate of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.


The unnamed woman carried out a one-woman protest at KASU against Umar’s employment.

She alleged that Umar, who was sacked by ABU for sexual misconduct and later employed by KASU, was not fit to be a lecturer in any institution.

In a tweet, however, on Thursday, El’rufai said the suspension was the first step.


“The suspension of Mr. Umar by KASU is the first step. He and 15 lecturers sacked by nearby ABU‎ Zaria for sexual harassment will be fully investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General of Kaduna State. We must face evil and end this scourge in our state,” he wrote.

‎KASU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics, Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa, who chaired the committee, had said that the institution has zero-tolerance for such behaviour by its staff.