A lecturer of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), identified as, Mr Tene John, has been accused of sexual harassment by his student.
The lady simply identified as Habibi, took to her Instagram page to make the claims, stating that the alleged assault took place in his office.
According to her, Mr Tene began to assault her once she was alone with him in his office, and only left her when she promised to let him have his way on a later date.
She was later called to a panel days after the experience, and narrated all that happened, but to her surprise, nothing has been done about the assault.
See what she wrote below;
Today is literally the worst day of my life. I had a problem in school with a lecturer that molested me, dragged up my dress and even put his filthy tongue on my vagina while holding me down real tight to the wall, trying to get his way around A day before this had happened, rumors had it that he was very ill and a number of students had gone to visit him and wish him a safe recovery. On the day of this event, I was in school very early, it was about 7:20am. I had classes for 8am and this same lecturer that assaulted me was the one teaching the course. We bumped into each other at the entrance of the corridor leading to my class then he said, he hasnt been seeing me and then asked me to come with him to the office. I walked right behind him till we got to the office. I sat opposite him while we had several discussions. When I was about to leave he ran so quick and blocked the
8am and this same lecturer that assaulted me was the one teaching the course. We bumped into each other at the entrance of the corridor leading to my class then he said, he hasnt been seeing me and then asked me to come with him to the office. I walked right behind him till we got to the office. I sat opposite him while we had several discussions. When I was about to leave he ran so quick and blocked the door. Keep in mind that it was 7:20am in the morning and not so many people were in school. I was extremely early. He started trying to kiss me but I didn’t give him the chance. He tried a lot of time and then held my neck so tight that I was almost out of breath. At this point, I was so afraid and confused. I didn’t know what next to do. He took n nrin of one of my nrms held me SO tight
confused. I didn’t know what next to do. He took a grip of one of my arms held me so tight to the wall, dropped to his knees and tried to take up my dress. After so much struggling; he succeeded and somehow he was able to move my panties to the side. That was how he was able to lick me down down. I was so irritated I gathered strength and pushed him but still he didn’t stop. At that moment I knew I had to or say something. Then I said to him, Mr Tene stop! But that’s what I’ve been screaming the whole time and he didn’t listen but this time to take all my time, weekdays), I’ll do anything you want Yes that’s what I said. I had to make him stop. Obviously pushing and hitting him didn’t make him stop. Something had to work. That statement I made had saved me. He stopped and stood up. Looked at me and let me go. I went out of his office, so devastated, run upstairs to check if anyone was around that I could talk to. No lecturers, just Martins, a student like me. I was shaking. Days later I was called to the panel, I explained my experience with Tene and I was dismissed.
I didn’t know what happened after then till I was told by the same people in the panel. We waited so long, hoping something will happen. But nothing. I’m so disgusted, he left me traumatized I had experienced this before and I wasn’t myself. I changed, I became so defensive. Now that it happened again. I just can’t seem to get a grip of myself. I’m frightened and the one question Id like to ask is how on earth do I return to that school with that man still lecturing there?
Since the news of the alleged assault hit the social media space, many Nigerians have since stormed Mr Tene John’s Instagram page in protest, though he is yet to respond to the claims.