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Oko Poly rector tussle: SSS clears Aginam of cultism

By Emmanuel Elebeke

AWKA – The Anambra State Security Service, (SSS) has cleared  Mr. Henry Aginam  over alleged  membership of a secret cult in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University. A  group,Oko Poly rector tussle: SSS clears Aginam of cultism of Anambra state, had alleged in a newspapers publication, that Aginam, a one time  Head of Department of Civil Engineering, UNIZIK is a member of a secret cult in the university.

But in a swift reaction, a reliable source  at   SSS in Awka,  Anambra state capital  in an interaction with Vanguard,  said that Mr. Aginam, a seasoned lecturer at the university, has no case to answer over the allegation against him.

“I am not aware of any security file against Aginam” the source said.

Meanwhile, investigations have revealed that the  allegations by the group, was geared towards tarnishing the  image of Aginam, who is seen as a leading  candidate for the post of Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Oko.

The group, it was gathered,  was using everything within its means, especially campaign of calumny to tarnish the good image of Aginam, who is also  the Chairman of Men’s General meeting of St John’s Church Oko,  in Orumba Local Government Area of  Anambra state.

The  investigations also revealed that the group,  now using a section of the media  as a propaganda tool is distorting facts as well as  whipping up sentiments to launch attacks on Aginam’s  candidacy,  said to be the toast of the council members and the school community.

Aginam, it was gathered,  is not only an engineer, but an academician of repute,  that has never been involved in sexual harassment of female students whatsoever.

It was  gathered that Aginam is an  experienced lecturer and  a member of many professional bodies.

But attempts to get the university don for his comment over the allegation failed as at press time. But a council member of the school, who spoke on ground of anonymity, said that Aginam  is the best candidate for  the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic.

“Aginam is a seasoned lecturer. The records are there to attest.  He was never involved in any secret cult in the university or involved in sexual harassment.


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