Abia Headmistress demoted for embarassing Ikpeazu’s wife.29 Mar 2017, by CS Database in
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 Occurrence||Abia|
|Date of Occurrence||29 Mar 2017|
|Legal Foundations||Section 39 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria give people freedom of the right to expression and the right to hold and impart information.|
|Rights Implicated||Maryleen 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’.|