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Alleged Sexual Assault at Queen’s College: Panel Lacks Evidence to Indict Teacher



queens-college-lagosAbuja, May 13, 2016 (NAN) The Ministry of Education said the investigative panel into alleged sexual molestation on a female student of Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos could not establish any evidence to indict the accused teacher.

Prof. Anthony Anwukah, the Minister of State for Education, who briefed newsmen on Friday in Abuja, said the mother of the victim failed to appear before the committee to prove her case.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Anwukah had on March 22, set up a committee to investigate the alleged sexual molestation of a student of the college.

He said that the ministry would take appropriate actions following the recommendations of the committee.

“The Investigation Committee did not establish any credible evidence against the accused teacher, considering the fact that Chinenye Okoye remained unidentified, faceless and inaccessible despite the Committee’s best efforts and assurances to protect her identity and that of her daughter.

Consequently, the Investigation Committee finds it difficult to recommend disciplinary action against the accused teacher as the complainant failed to come forward to prove this weighty accusation.

The Committee could not establish any cover up of sexual molestation by the management of Queens College.

The Federal Ministry of Education notes and accepts all the recommendations of the Committee and will take actions as appropriate,” he said.

The minister asked anyone with information that could lead to the identification of the alleged victim or her mother or with any credible and substantiated evidence to approach the ministry. (NAN)

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  1. Titi

    May 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    It was a false allegation,it was obvious that some mischief makers were out to soil the image of the teacher,after winning 5 awards as the best teacher.Thank God for his family.

  2. dips

    May 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    So……we are back here….after weeks of waiting……for the outcome of the investigation.

    SHAME on the woman that accused the man and refused to show up to substantiate the serious and life changing allegation.

    AND…shame on all of you that mobbed the man and sentenced him without giving him the opportunity to defend himself.

    I am waiting for those that will want to attack me again for my comments on this matter………

  3. Tunmi

    May 13, 2016 at 5:54 pm


  4. lolipop

    May 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    The woman is just silly….U made an accusation and kept mute!!!Does she know the gravity of damage she has done to that teacher….smh

  5. i no send

    May 13, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    even if the man was guilty the nonchalant way the mother of accused handled this case…..creates serious doubt about the authenticity of these claims..on the other hand the relatives of the young girl would have told them to “leave it for God” hence the decision to just change schools and let it go….too bad for other students who have genuinely been in similar situation……

  6. Amaka

    May 13, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Only in fantastically corrupt country will she get away for false allegation.without prosecution.Thank God for his family.

    • Jenny

      May 13, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Ode they didn’t say it was false evidence, they said there wasn’t enough evidence (because the mother refused to step forward). We QC girls know the man like that so what nonsense noise are you making here?

    • dips

      May 13, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      So why did you not step forward if you ‘know the man like that’ to give your own evidence?

  7. Paul Adeyemo

    May 13, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Shame on all the feminist on this blog. Una don see una life. Your Naija men bashing has come to nothing. No credible evidence, the coward of a woman couldn’t show face. You lonely fustrated feminist were so biased against the teacher as if you were there when he was molesting the little girl. Why didn’t the mother show up. Bunch of losers.

    • Abk

      May 13, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      What’s this one saying?

    • Iris

      May 13, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      It doesn’t necessarily mean nothing happened. It just means they did not show up to testify. Don’t get your pink panties in a bunch and calm yourself.

  8. le coco

    May 13, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Where r all the victims.. come forward naa a.. ahhhh…

  9. Tosin

    May 13, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Adam Johnson is next.

    • Mr. Egghead

      May 13, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Adam is already in jail. His girlfriend is already on to the next one.

      That mother should be hunted down by the DSS, taken to Dodan Barracks and flogged with horsewhips made from the hide of the oldest, most mature cow that can be found.
      If you’re going to make an accusation that can mess up a man’s life forever, at least have the balls to show your face at the hearing.

  10. @Jeny,Who is Ode?

    May 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    You are just sick,that man his a known elder in the church,which QC member?A man I swear to God you don’t know,just because you know his name he must be guilty,sorry for your life.#Oponu

  11. Spunky

    May 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    See how the Mama fall hand? Some of us were rooting for justice to prevail (based on the story). She made of us seem stupid!

  12. ATL's finest

    May 13, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    First I wish that woman have got the nerve to show up, but I understand how Nigeria is. Their lives matter and there’s always an element of truth in every rumor. I recalled a bunch of comments & how people were so sure he has done it before. Oh well what do I know?

  13. It was because the alleged victim was Igbo and the accused Yoruba

    May 13, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    There was nothing to this case but petty jealousies,How can a given name not be known in the school,the school authorities dismissed the rumor earlier.Now the federal panel also said Considering the fact that chinenye Okoye remained unidentifiable,faceless and inaccessible,it was a case that was dead on arrival,but for the tribal sentiment thrown into the mix.How can they not know the name of their student.

    • i no send

      May 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      the minister of education is an igbo man who set up the panel…please try and stop this tribalism it is shameful you obviously didn’t comprehend what you read

  14. Paul adeyemo

    May 13, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Thank God for the teacher. I have never seen a bunch of demonized women called Nigeria women. Without any credible evidence against this Biology teacher, you guys called for his HEAD without seeing the useless & idiotic mother who made this up. I must appreciate the Principal and teachers of QC who stood rigidly by this teacher. Most of the academic staff of QC are women, thank God they stood on the side of Justice and not the evil import of Western culture called FEMINISM.

  15. Truth-be-told

    May 13, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    “…deionized women called Nigerian women”; you say? My guess is that you mean “all Nigerian women?” I may be wrong, however, I suggest you watch your words and not generalise. I presume you were brought into this world by…??? One must not comment in all matters. Especially one he knows nothing about first hand.

    • Paul Adeyemo

      May 13, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      I mean you bloody feminist. I praised the QC academic staff (mostly women)who are what the BIBLE called Vessels of Honour . My term demonized Nigerian women are the lonely feminist who cannot submit to the their husband as the BIBLE & Quran puts it. Anyway most of them are in their late 30s without any meaningful relationship talkless of Marriage. Their main aim is to bash Naija men and belittle the institution God ordained called Marriage

    • Stephanie-feld

      May 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      So much for your Christianty religion. Your darling god must be really proud of you. You sure don’t make your Christianity look attractive. Not every feminist is a Christian or Muslim. Some of us are atheist, Buddhist, agnostic Hindus e.t.c

    • Allergic to Iberibe

      May 13, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Oga go and look up the meaning of feminism, you sound uneducated and threatened by something that, if asked, you probably can’t define. I just saw your comments under Tiwa’s post too and you just sound angry. Mr man the world is changing, the same Bible that you keep referencing called women help mates and not slaves, it asks for submission and not service. Whether you like it or not the main culprit here is education, with education, women have realized that they have a brain, given to them by God and that they can use it. So if you like no send your daughter to school, lol (she will probably end up not very demonic) ?? since demonic to you = brain use, standing up for your rights, speaking up against sexual abuse or even suspected sexual abuse etc.

    • Faith

      May 14, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      And this your comment shows that you obey and follow the bible abi? Shame on you! So what if someone is in unmarried in their 30’s. You think everyone is hungry for marriage? It is your type that would have shamed people like Paul, John the baptist and Jesus Christ for not being married. Nonsense!

  16. There was no mother

    May 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Just unsubstantiated allegations,if not for the tribal sentiment,there’s nothing to the allegation,just envy.If the name of the fake victim was Yoruba,once the school authorities found no student bears that name,it would have be forgotten.Thank God for the poor man.

  17. I grew up in AKOKA YABA

    May 13, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I’m sure Mr. Seni must have harassed the little girl. I’ve known him since 90s he started teaching in tutorials around Akoka Bariga Shomolu and it’s environs, because he’s good at what he does, young innocent girls tend to always wanna be in his good books and he took advantage of that. I attended Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Secondary School Sabo Yaba and I attended some tutorial centres then so I’m so sure of this, we saw and we heard. He had a counterpart then called Dr. Bounce they both teach Biology. That woman should have come out to speak but I kinda understand her plight, trying to protect her daughter. I hope and pray the law catches up with u soon……

  18. I grew up in AKOKA YABA

    May 13, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I’ve known Mr. Seni since the 90s, he started teaching at tutorial centres around Akoka, Yaba, Bariga, Shomolu and it’s environs. Seni must have harassed that innocent girl this I’m sure of, he’s good at what he does and every little girl wanna be in his good books then. He took advantage of them, we saw and heard, he had a counterpart then called Dr. Bounce they could sleep with anything that has holes. I wasn’t here tho but his past records wouldn’t alow me doubt this accusation. Girls that grew up in AKOKA and attended tutorial centres can testify to this.
    I understand the woman’s plight, trying to protect her daughter and not showing up at the panel. It was courageous of her to have spoken up. I hope and pray you get justice……

  19. Am sorry for you

    May 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    There was nobody with that name don’t you get it,when will you cure yourself from this tribal sentiment,it was all cooked up lies from the pit of hell,and God exulted the man,end of story,stop dreaming of what is are a sorry soul,He never taught in any lessons.

  20. Tunmi

    May 14, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I tale anonymous reports are not allowed. I don’t blame the mother for not showing up. She may be trying to protect her daughter who probably still goes to QC. I am upset she didn’t show up. It begins with one step. One she wasn’t ready to take but one that needs to be taken of we want anything to change.

  21. Uju

    May 14, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Mischief makers understand the sentiment of Nigerians,that was why the fake name of a faceless victim worked better against the man.

  22. Allergic to iberibe,online monitoring agent

    May 14, 2016 at 7:39 am

    No student with that name,the sentiments of tribe played more on this case than any real issue,Education is never under challenge,you may need a job to better your life if all you do is monitor post from Tiwa to QC,pls go with your bigotry to that,and read about another Igbo man that as just been arrested for drugs.#Ewu on print media.

  23. Ion

    May 14, 2016 at 8:00 am

    The report of the Lord is more important,and it is called vindication,thank God for the poor Teacher’s family.

  24. Truth-be-told

    May 21, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Paul Adeyemo…. You, I will ignore. Empty barrels make the most noise. Your “type” need no words.. If you were mature enough, you will understand the point I made”..

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