The Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, AE-FUNAI, yesterday tasked the Nigeria police to treat one of their member, Dr Felix Anyaegbunam who was accused of rape fairly.
The group made this known in a statement signed by its chairperson, Ogugua Egwu and made available to journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The statement said “The attention of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU AE-FUNAI Branch, has been drawn to a news item that has gone viral concerning an academic staff of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Dr Felix Anyaegbunam over allegations bordering on rape.
“ASUU AE-FUNAI Branch views as unfortunate, the media trial to which Dr. Anyaegbunam has been subjected even before a proper investigation has been conducted on the matter.
“As a Union committed to the ideals of discipline and ethical conduct of its members, ASUU urges the security agencies and the appropriate agencies of government to follow due process in dispassionately investigating the allegations and ensuring a fair trial of the suspect having regard to his presumption of innocence until otherwise established.
ASUU AE-FUNAI Branch urged her members, stakeholders and the general public to remain calm while the due process of the law takes its course.
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