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1st Year Female Student Files Complaint Of Rape, Sexual Harassment And Intimidation Against HOD In Rivers State College Of Health Science

by Anita Ogona

A year one female student of Rivers State College of Health  Science and Management Technology located at Mile 4,Ikwerre road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State has filed a complaint of alleged rape, sexual harassment and intimidation against a male lecturer of the institution, Mr Princewill Chukwure Chikakpobi who is also the Head of Department(HOD) of Dental Surgery Technician in the college.
Mother of the traumatized victim Lemon Gbara who spoke to Journalists after she and members of a Human Rights group led the twenty year old female student to file a compliant against the HOD at the human rights desk at headquarters of Rivers State Police command headed by SP Nnamdi Omoni on Monday said She wants Justice for her daugther.
Mrs Gbara,a widow accused the HOD of raping and constantly harassing her daugther even after the incident.
She disclosed that on 16th April, 2021 her daugther came very early in the morning to school since she has exams to write that morning.
Mrs Gbara revealed that the HOD called her daugther that she should assist him to carry a generator set outside from a packing store close to the lecturer’s office.
Mrs Gbara explained that the HOD, locked the door immediately her daugther walked inside the packing store and allegedly intimidated and forcefully had sex with her daugther against her consent even as her daugther screamed for help.
Mrs Gbara alleged that the HOD threatened her daugther that if she tells anybody or refuse to comply any time he needs her, he will ensure she does not graduate from the institution.
She regretted that her daugther who is barely four months in the institution is being subjected to trauma and emotional pains which made her daugther to contemplate committing suicide.
Mrs Gbara a native of Ogoni called on the Rivers State Government to wade into the matter and ensure the lecturer who allegedly raped her daugther is dealt with inline with the law.
Mrs Gbara expressed fear that if nothing is done, other female students will become victims.
In the meantime, a lawyer with Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign Barrister IK Alexander Esq has called on the Provost of the college to cooperate with the Police in the State to ensure the HOD submit himself to the Police for investigation considering allegation that the rape took place in the institution.
Mr Alexander equally urged the Police to display professionalism in handling of the matter and ensure the investigation is devoid of sentiment and bias.
He said if the HOD is found wanting in course of investigation, he should be made to face the law.

Our correspondent reports that a WhatsApp communication between the female student and the lecturer after the alleged rape, showed the female student told the lecturer that he forcefully had sex with her which was read by the HOD as indicated by the green sign in WhatsApp message was sighted by the Police.
As at time of the report, we gathered that the Police will write officially to the institution to ask the lecturer to submit himself for investigation

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