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Tizeti, a Nigerian broadband internet company, has said that it will investigate the sexual harassment allegations reportedly made against founder Kendall Ananyi.

Tizeti in a statement shared on its Twitter handle said: “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 feels comfortable and safe at all times,” the company said.

Kendall Ananyi is yet to respond to the allegations.

Kelechi Udoagwu made the accusation had taken to Twitter share her sexual harassment story. She wrote: “I just laughed sadly cos I remember one Naija #tech mentor who was supposed to be mentoring me when I was in MEST & this dude (married) pulled out and put his dick in my hands in the bright afternoon, begging me for anything I could do *sigh.

“He wasn’t a staff of MEST. He visited as a Guest Speaker. Our friendship had been purely platonic and professional till that afternoon. I could barely assimilate and react that this was really happening cos I had put the guy on a pedestal and know about his wife.

Defused the situation calmly. Nothing happened. Was mad irritated. We have never spoken since then. That evening, I went and told @Sir_Kobb and Jerry (what’s Jerry’s handle), my friends & protectors then. They told me “everything go de alright” and we moved on from the topic.

“His name is Kendall Ananyi. Founder of wifi.com.ng or Tizeti.”

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These allegations follow the rape and murder of 22-year-old Vera Uwaila Omozuwa which led to social media outrage leading users to inundate the different platforms with their rape and sexual harassment experiences.

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