UG lecturer accused of sleeping with students drops case against accuser

UG lecturer accused of sleeping with students drops case against accuser

Head of European Studies at the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo has disclosed that he will not press charges against the person who accused him of taking sex from females in exchange for high grades, insisting his accuser has visited him to beg.


According to him, he had earlier decided to press charges against his accuser since such comments could prove damaging to his reputation, but changed his mind after he (the accuser) visited his office in the company of friends to show remorse and apologise.

UG lecturer accused of sleeping with students drops case against accuser

Ransford Gyampo

Even this afternoon he came to my office to beg. I am a Christian and if somebody says he is remorseful, I have forgiven him," Prof Gyampo revealed in an interview with Asempa FM.

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The University of Ghana professor came under the spotlight after boldly suggesting that people like former president John Mahama should be the very last to speak about patriotism to the Ghanaian public.


His comments came after the former president called out Ghanaians for not being patriotic enough in recent times and not helping to build the nation.


Speaking on the subject of Patriotism, Mahama said: "Nationalism and patriotism have become very deficient in Ghana today. We all think about ourselves first, our families second, our parties third maybe our communities fourth and Ghana comes a fifth or even 10th."


But according to Prof Gyampo, Mahama and his cohorts never showed patriotism when they were in power and therefore do not have the moral right to demand it from the public now that the are in opposition.

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However, his hold assertions appeared not to have gone down well with some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).


To this end, he became the subject of scrutiny, with accusations of he demanding sex from females in exchange for high grades immediately popping up.


His accuser threatened to expose his dirty dealings at the University of Ghana by telling the world that he (prof Gyampo) was taking advantage of girls in the school in exchange for high grades.


The professor, though, has described the accusations labeled against him as "propaganda", saying "if somebody says something that you did not like, you can challenge it, [but] you don’t say things that are not true".

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He also revealed that his accuser has already apologised for making such unfortunate comments, adding that, but for the show of remorse, he would have pressed charges.


He further added that such accusations will not deter him from speaking his mind on issues related to the wellbeing of the nation.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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