FULafia distances self from lecturer caught on tape assaulting young woman

FULAFIA lecturer assaults female student

The Federal University, Lafia (FULafia) has condemned the actions of one of its lecturers Fred Ayokhai, who was caught on tape assaulting a young woman who had a misunderstanding with his daughter.

Ayokhai and his family assaulted Blessing Mathias who had earlier confronted his daughter Emmanuella for having her boyfriend’s phone number and chatting with him.

The university, in a statement on Monday signed by its spokesman Abubakar Ibrahim, described the action of the lecturer as unpardonable and shameful, adding that the university does not condone actions that undermine its core values.

“Reports on the physical assault of a young girl, named Blessing Mathias, allegedly by Dr. Fred Ekpe Ayokhai, a lecturer in the History and International Studies Federal University of Lafia, have, on Monday, October 24, officially reached the attention of management of the university.

“The reports revealed that the daughter of Dr.Ayokhai, who had, earlier, quarreled with Blessing, who is not a student of FULafia, stated that Dr. Ayokhai, along with his daughter and some persons believed to be his family members, allegedly, later combined to assault Blessing.

“The unfortunate happenings occurred when the university is not in session, with plans underway to reopen for academic activities on November 7, 2022.

“Dr Ayokhai, though a staff of FULafia, the Management of the University wishes to, categorically, dissociate itself and the university from the unpardonable, shameful and condemnable actions of Dr Ayokhai. FULafia, with Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman as its Vice-Chancellor, is proud and reputed for observance of its core values, namely, integrity, innovation and discipline, through which its actions are conceived, tailored and anchored,” the statement partly read.

The university added that it would decide its next action after the police conclude investigation.

Ayokhai, his daughter and two sons are in the custody of the Nasarawa police over the incident.