Abia Headmistress demoted for embarassing Ikpeazu’s wife.

Abia Headmistress demoted for embarassing Ikpeazu’s wife.

29 Mar 2017, by Database Manager in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Maryleen Ezichi, an headmistress of a primary school at Amaetiti Asaga Ohafia in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State was reportedly demoted for complaining about non-payment of teachers’ salaries to Nkechi Ikpeazu, the wife of the state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu. She was reportedly demoted to the position of a classroom teacher.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceAbia
Date of Occurrence29 Mar 2017
Legal FoundationsSection 39 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria give people freedom of the right to expression and the right to hold and impart information.
Rights ImplicatedMaryleen Ezichi's right to expression and information was infringed. Ezichi was transferred to the Ukwa-East Local Government Area — about 140 kilometers from her former school — to serve as a deterrent for her ‘impunity and lack of respect for constituted authority’.
Region of Occurrence South East Nigeria
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