Private legal practitioner, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw has descended heavily on political science lecturer of the University of Ghana, Legon, Prof. Ransford Gyampo who a BBC documentary has accused of sexual misconduct in discharge of his duties.
According to him, the learned professor of politics acted childishly in the video purported to be a “sex for grade” documentary by the BBC Africa Eye.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ program, he has asked Prof. Gyampo to desist from going to court on the matter.
He says the political science lecturer should take a sober reflection on the allegation before embarking on his next move.
To him, the BBC has achieved its purpose of establishing that he is capable of committing the crime they have accused him of therefore, “when you go to court, the lawyers will want to know the purpose and intention of the video which I believe the BBC has established already.”
“But I believe in all of this Prof. Gyampo did not conduct himself properly in this video at all.”
The University of Ghana has however interdicted two of its lecturers who were captured in the recent “Sex For Grades” documentary published by the BBC African Eye.
The two, Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor are expected to be hauled before the University’s Anti Sexual Harassment Committee to assist with internal investigations.
“The Business and Executive Committee of the University has taken a decision to interdict Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor, the two lecturers featured in the documentary to allow for further investigations into the matter. In line with University regulations, the two will be invited by the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee in the next few days to assist with further investigations into the BBC documentary,” a statement from the university indicated.
These lecturers were implicated in the BBC documentary over their alleged sexual harassment of female students.
Although they have denied the allegations leveled against them, pressure has mounted on the University to take decisive actions to show its commitment to dealing with the issue of sexual misconduct.