The father of a 19-year-old student of Federal Government College, FGC, Jos, allegedly impregnated by the Principal of the College, Mr. Muhammad Manko, has denied the allegation.
According to him, the allegation is an attempt by detractors to defame the character of his daughter and that of the principal.
The girl’s father, Alhaji Suleiman Ahmad, explained that his family had a close relationship with the said Principal, adding that their daughter, Aisha, an SSS 3 student, was handed over to the principal to be her guardian while in the boarding house.
It would be recalled that some media houses, (not Vanguard) reported that the Principal of Federal Government College, FGC, Jos, had impregnated the student and offered to pay her dowry so she could become his wife.
Report also had it that the Parents Teachers Association, PTA, of the college was seeking the transfer and punitive measures against the principal, while some parents were thinking of taking their wards out of the college to avoid sexual harassment.
Alhaji Ahmad said: “When the school was on boarding, I made Muhammad to be her guardian, and up till now I made him to be her guardian, so I can say that a relationship exists between them, but not in area of marriage.
“I know that the principal is very much aware of the rule that says he cannot seek for marital relationship with any of his students and therefore, cannot talk of marrying my daughter.”