About 2 weeks ago, at height of the discourse on the “sex4grade” investigation by BBC News someone called the attention of Mallam El-Rufai on Twitter about a lecturer who was sacked from ABU for sexual predation but the guy had somehow managed to secure a job with KASU.
On Twitter, the governor promised to look into the allegation. And a friend of mine told me that the University has been mandated to act, and they have followed government’s instruction to immediately investigate.
A panel was set up to especially look into the case and how such a person slipped through the cracks. I know that these types of things take long, but I really thought that KASU or the State Government have already settled this issue.
Yesterday, I saw this picture about this young protester wondering why some lecturers that were sacked from ABU for preying on young women secured jobs with KASU.
Now, I don’t know when this picture was taking, whether it was taken yesterday or before the tweet reporting the matter to the governor and his subsequent promise to investigate and take action, but it is the same lecturer, Dr. A. B. Umar that was reported to the governor that is on the placard of this young protester.
So, if it is recent, is it that this guy is still there? Is it that the investigation is complete and was discovered to be mere allegation? Importantly, How did a confirmed sexual predators manage to secure another job in another university?
Is it that these dudes applied and secured jobs as graduate assistants? Because if they applied and secured jobs as experienced hires, they must give reference of previous employers.
This also means that the authorities in KASU did do background checks. No due diligence.