PTA tackles alumni body over alleged sexual molestation at Queens’ College
As the Panel of Inquiry set up by the Federal Ministry of Education continues its investigation into the alleged sexual harassment of a JSS2 student of Queens’ College (QC), Lagos by a biology teacher, Mr. Olaseni Oshifala, chairman, Parents/ Teachers Association (PTA) of the college, Mrs. Beatrice Akhetuamen, has accused the Queens’ College Old Girls’ Association (QCOGA) of stoking embers of disunity at the college for their selfish interests.
Speaking with journalists at a briefing yesterday, Akhetuamen said based on the facts on ground as discovered by the body, such incident never took place.
The fact, according to her, was that Oshifala as alleged in the molestation report, does not live in the college; he does not teach the junior college and does not take alcoholic drink as observed by friends and medical reports; coupled with the fact that the accuser, Mrs. Chinenye Okoye, is still faceless.
“We have carried out our own private investigation and our findings showed the story was fabricated. It beats my imagination why a section of the QCOGA will be so bent on destroying the name of the college that nurtured them. I believe they have an agenda, part of which is to have the present principal removed from the college,” she said.
However, when contacted, chairperson, Fact Finding Panel of QCOGA, Laila St. Matthew-Daniel, dismissed the claim, saying: “I cannot say anything now. The matter is under investigation and I don’t know why the PTA is bringing up this diversionary antic to discredit QCOGA. It should allow the relevant bodies to investigate the matter and conclude their work.”
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