NANS Petition Government, Security Agencies Over Alleged COOU Student Assault By House Agent

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone B has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano and the Department of State Security (DSS), over the alleged assault of a student of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Chioma Ifemeludike.
NANS officials blocked the Goodwill Junction axis of Oby Okoli Avenue, Okpuno-Awka, for over an hour in protest.
NANS coordinator Mr. Ikechukwu Okorie led other students to shut the office of a lawyer, Mr. Albert Okwudinka. Ifemeludike was alleged to have instructed his security man to  push Chioma Ifemeludike  from a storey building.
Okorie said Ifemeludike suffered life threatening injuries and Okwudinka showed no remorse, even refusing to appear at the B-division police station where the matter was first reported before it was transferred to the Area Command.

He said: “Ifemeludike, a 300-level student of Political Science had paid all dues required to be accommodated as a tenant in Big Brother Castle which was managed by Okwudinka.
“Following the payment, she attempted to install her DSTV dish on June 15 but was stopped by the lawyer. He gave frivolous grounds that a separate payment be made before installation.
“When Ifemeludike persisted, Okwudinka threatened that should she mount the dish, she would have to live to tell the story, if she was fortunate to be alive. After this, Ifemeludike was pushed on Okwudinka orders”.
NANS therefore appealed to the inspector general of police, the Department of State Security (DSS), Governor Obiano, and the Nigerian Bar Association to wade into the matter.
Reacting, Okwudinka described the allegation as “false”. He said efforts were on to resolve the matter at the police station.
“I did not order anyone to push or beat Ifemeludike; I only ordered that the dish be removed.
“She fell while dragging the dish with the person who removed it,” Okwudinka said.
His Said, '' I am a lawyer of any years experience, a father of four and a responsible person in the society, How would I instruct the security man to push my tenant down from a one storey building, its a lie and I don't know who would have concocted such false claims against me'.
''See the document she signed before entering the building and they all agreed in the building not to erect any DSTV Dish on top of the Security man's house which might cause leakage that might destroy the Mallam's properties in the room.\
''They all agreed not to erect the dish but she went ahead, after I had instructed them not to do so and seeing me standing too after I received a call from the security man But Miss Chioma was held bent on carrying on with the instillation, but to my surprise, she was the one who now rushed at the security man to drag him down before her legs cap-sided and fell, no one touched her neither did anyone push or near her before the unfortunate incident happened.''. Okwudinka explained.
The lawyer said Ifemeludike stated in the tenancy form that she was a graduate and an actress.
Ifemeludike is the national president of National Association of Nigerian Female Students (NANFS). She said the protest and petition was to ensure that justice prevailed.
“If I, as the female president of NANS can be treated like this, then no female student is safe,” she said.



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