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UNIZIK Lecturer Fined 1m Over Social Media Posts

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Dr. Anthony Chukwuka Ugwu

The Disciplinary Committee of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) has suspended Dr. Anthony Chukwuka Ugwu.

Ugwu is a lecturer in the Department of Radiography, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, Anambra State.

RRBN Registrar, Professor Mark Okeji, the secretary of the disciplinary, announced the sanction against him.

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Okeji said Ugwu, the owner of St. Michael Diagnostic Center in Nnewi, was found guilty of misconduct.

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The offences included unethical behavior, unwholesome acts, and infamous conduct in contravention of the code of conduct and ethics.

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Others were derogatory remarks about the board and his senior colleague as well as the circulation of an official letter, not addressed to him, on social media.

The board considered the actions “as disrespectful, abusive, insulting and unwholesome and unbecoming of a professional”.

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Ugwu was suspended for 24 months within which he cannot practice as a radiographer or get involved in any activity as a radiographer, effective August 5, 2022.

The doctor was also ordered to pay N1 million to offset the incidentals incurred by the board.

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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