A lawyer has offered to give free legal services to the student of Federal Polytechnic Nekede soon to face a disciplinary panel over a controversial comment she made.
Sharon Okoroafor, the student, had put out a video on TikTok after completing her Higher National Diploma (HND) project defense.
In the now-viral video, the apparently elated lady claimed she graduated with the help of God and her private parts.
“Omo, today is the final day. Nekede bye bye, this stress ends today. Finally, I’m now a graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede. It can only be God and my p**sy,” she said.
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But in a statement on Monday by Eucharia Anuna, its registrar, the institution condemned the act.
The institution said the “despicable act does not represent the standard of our institution”.
“This is to inform the general public that the Management of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, has begun full investigations into the identity of the student who gloated on Tiktok about how she graduated with the help of God and her private organ,” the institution said.
Reacting to the controversy, Ikechukwu Nwaopara, the lawyer, took to Facebook to offer his free legal service to the student who is now set to face the disciplinary panel of the polytechnic.
Nwaopara said after discussing with Sharon, the evidence he gathered is that the student had no intention of using foul language.
“She has no intention to defame the character, standard and integrity of the institution. In her words, what happened in the said viral video was a slip of tongue as a result of her uncontrollable ecstasy over her graduation,” the lawyer said.
“Her intended words were “God and Pupsy (not p**sy)’ in appreciation of the almighty God and her dad. It is clear therefore, that she had no intention whatsoever to use such a “foul word” in the said viral video to cajole or blackmail the institution as no lecturer or name of the institution was mentioned or referred to in the said viral video.
“Our lawyers are already on ground at the institution now to follow up the proceedings at the panel against any form of intimidation or harassment. The integrity and standard of the said institution is not in doubt especially since my Senior brother, Rev Dr Arimanwa took over as the Rector. Indeed, justice is for all parties.”
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