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 Rivers State University Suspends Prof David Ogbonna Head Of Microbiology Dept.  Accused Of Raping 20 Year Old Female Student
July 4, 2022

Rivers State University Suspends Prof David Ogbonna Head Of Microbiology Dept. Accused Of Raping 20 Year Old Female Student

The Rivers State University, RUS has finally  suspended  Prof. David N. Ogbonna, former Head of Department of Microbiology Department for alleged sexual offense.
The University Don is currently facing Trial before a Port Harcourt Magistrate Court after been accused by a 20yr old female student of the department.
The court had granted him bail to the tune of #2,000,000 and other stringent bail conditions.
The Professor who was Accused of Raping a Female Student was Arraigned by Rivers State Police command on Tuesday on allegations of unlawful and indecent sexual assault of a female student.
Professor David Ogbonna, of Rivers State University  Professor David Ogbonna was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Menenen..F.Poromon Esq of Chief Magistrate Court 13 . The charge sheet read that :You Professor David Ogbonna on 16th day of May,2022 at Rivers State University campus, Oruwokwo in Obio/Akpor Magisterial district but triable in Porthacourt Magisterial district did unlawfully and indecently assault a ‘f’ aged twenty years by inserting your penis into her vagina thereby committed an offence punishable under section 360 of the criminal code CAP 37 Vol.11 of laws of Rivers State, Nigeria 1999. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. The led defense lawyer, O.C. Higher King urged the court to grant the defendant bail on self recognizance considering his status in the society. Emi Jim George led lawyer holding watching brief for International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Rivers State branch urged the court not to grant the accused bail in view of alleged threat to the life of the ‘ victim’.
The Chief Magistrate Poromon after listening to argument of the both lawyers granted the accused bail in like sum of 2 million naira and that the surety must be residing in the Magisterial district. The case was subsequently adjourned to July 20,2022.
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