A former Student Representative Council (SRC) president of Sunyani Technical University (STU) has come forward with disturbing allegations against an unnamed lecturer, accusing him of sexually abusing and harassing female students.
The former SRC president, now a doctor in the British army, revealed these shocking revelations in a viral video on social media. The accusations include claims that the lecturer preyed on vulnerable female students, coercing them into sexual relationships.
“If you ever attended STU please come close and let’s talk about something. If you are still a student of Sunyani Polytechnic, come and let’s have a conversation. Not just them, but anyone else who has been able to have a tertiary education, please come close and let’s have a conversation.
There was a lecturer in the school who disrespected women. Not only women but also men. But he mostly demeaned the vulnerable ladies. When he proposes love to you, and you reject him, he will fail you. He sleeps with the students, forces himself on them, and has sex with them,” he said.
While refraining from disclosing the lecturer’s identity, the former SRC president provided hints about his department and history within the institution.
“There was a time when this lecturer became a dean. He was in the marketing department. And that lecturer, I know you are listening to me now. You are watching me,” he noted.
Additionally, he alleged that the lecturer sent explicit content, made uninvited nighttime visits to female students’ hostels, and exhibited violent and abusive behaviour towards male students, especially during exams.
“Some of our sisters are suffering and this particular lecturer I am talking about, he was the worst of all. If you are a woman, and he professes love to you, and you reject him, he will disgrace you. He used to send nudes to students. He goes after female students by visiting them late in the night at their hostels. Paying unannounced visits.”
According to the former SRC president, the lecturer boasted about possessing charms and amulets, which he allegedly used to intimidate and manipulate both students and staff. He highlighted an incident involving an alleged rape during a school excursion, asserting that the lecturer’s purported use of charms contributed to a lack of accountability in that case.
“This same lecturer, there was a time in school when a group went for an excursion and there was an alleged rape case and nobody could say anything about it. Nothing came out of it because the lecturer has amulets around his wrists and waist, and he keeps claiming he has charms, he has charms. Many would be saying as for this person, he deals with charms and so if you cross him, he will cast a spell on you. He fights with men on campus. He fails some and even has the guts to publicly tell them during exams, that “you, I will fail you, animal, fool!” he claimed.
Despite the serious nature of the allegations, the former SRC president challenged the lecturer to refute the claims, promising to provide video, pictures, and voice evidence to substantiate his accusations. He further dared any other lecturer or institution in Ghana to dispute the allegations, emphasizing his readiness to expose more misconduct.
Expressing concern for the affected students, the former SRC president called on authorities, including the board of governors, the vice chancellor, the Ministry of Education, and the police, to investigate the matter thoroughly and take appropriate action against the accused lecturer.
“I dare you to come out and challenge me and I dare any lecturer all over Sunyani Polytechnic now Sunyani Technical University, to come out and dare me. Like you will see, video pictures and voice evidence. This is against the ethics of a lecturer. He is currently still at the school as I speak. I dare you, come out and chase me now, and you will see video evidence. All the way from 2012. Then you will know that yes, we still keep records. Ghanaian women are suffering. Akufo-Addo, Ministry of Education, IGP, investigate into these matters, some ladies are suffering,” he mentioned.
Acknowledging the negative publicity generated, the former SRC president apologized to his alma mater, commending the current vice-chancellor, Professor Ing. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah, for transforming the school and restoring its image.
“Sunyani Ploy, today this video I am recording is not meant to disgrace you. Prof. Ing. Adinkrah-Appiah, you have done great work. You have elevated the school to a great level because there was a time when the school was sinking. But today, the school has regained its strength. God bless you and make you great. May all your workers continue to help you so that you can continue the good work that you are doing.”
He concluded by speaking on behalf of the victims, urging authorities to address the trauma and injustice experienced by those affected by the lecturer’s alleged misconduct.
“The reason I am so eagerly speaking is because 5 female students have contacted me telling that “Doc, because of what this man did to us, we have no interest in men and so now we are lesbians.” two of them are telling me that “Doc because of what this man did, we have never had a stable relationship”. We commit that lecturer into God’s hands and the gods of our land,” he noted.