A lady named Kelechi Udoagwu has accused the CEO of an internet network company, Tizeti Network Limited, Kendall Ananyi of sexually abusing her two years ago.
Kelechi took to Twitter, narrating how she was abused by the CEO of Tizeti in 2018 while she was undergoing a mentorship programme at MEST Africa.
According to Kelechi, Kendall Ananyi was a guest speaker at MEST, though they became friends, their friendship was platonic and professional until one afternoon when he pulled out and put his penis in her hands begging her for sex.
Kelechi said that she spoke to her friends about it and they told her that everything will be alright.
Reacting to the allegations, MEST Africa reached out to Kelechi via a comment on her tweets saying that they have zero tolerance for sexual harassment and assault. They added that they’ll stand behind her and help escalate action if she wishes.
A co-founder of Jobberman, Mr Opeyemi Awoyemi also reacted to Kelechi’s accusations on Twitter saying:
“I know Kendall but won’t stand for sexual harassment of any kind. He should defend himself if this isn’t true. Moving from Tizeti till justice is done.”
The company, however, responded to the allegations saying:
Our attention has been drawn to a series of tweets posted by Kelechi Udoagwu on Twitter between June 2 and 3, 2020, where she alleges that our CEO, Kendall Ananyi, sexually harassed her during an interaction two years ago.
“As a company, we have zero tolerance for harassment and outright condemn sexual harassment of any kind and empathize with any person who faces incidents of sexual harassment.
“We have commissioned an investigation into the allegations. Tizeti is fully committed to high ethical standards, gender equality and making sure our diverse team feel comfortable and safe at all times.”
Kelechi added that she did not cry out to boycott Tizeti, but to let men know that women are tired of been assaulted and make them change their mindset.
Meanwhile, Mr Kendall Ananya has not yet said anything as a person.
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