Kwara State University (KWASU) has sacked a lecturer, Pelumi Adewale, for sexually harassing a student of the department of Pure and Applied Sciences of the school, Tosin Adegunsoye.
The lecturer was said to have lured the female student to his bedroom at night to write her examination and to thereafter have sexual intercourse with her till daybreak.
The Vice-Chancellor at KWASU, Mustapha Akanbi announced Adewale’s dismissal on Monday at a news conference to herald the eighth and ninth convocation ceremonies of the institution in Illorin.
Speaking at the event, Akanbi said that Adewale had ceased to be a lecturer of the school for bringing the institution into disrepute.
”The security agency has taken up the case and it is in court already. The man is now an ex-staff member of the institution. He is a disgrace to our great institution and we won’t condone such acts,” the VC said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adewale was on September 11, arraigned before a magistrate court in Ilorin, over an accusation of sexual harassment.
The suspect was arrested by the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) over offences bordering on criminal intimidation, sexual harassment and examination malpractices.
A petition by Adegunsoye dated October 15 had claimed that Adewale, a lecturer assigned to teach her a course, called and threatened to fail her in her forthcoming examination if she refused to have sexual intercourse with him.
In view of the threat, the police instructed Adegunsoye to play along in order to obtain raw evidence.
The lecturer thereafter lured the student into his bedroom apartment around 8:30 pm at Taoheed Road, Basin Area, Ilorin, where he gave her a new question paper and KWASU answer script to rewrite her examination with the promise to have sexual intercourse with her till daybreak.
The suspect was however apprehended in the process by the detectives who were hiding at a secured location.
In his ruling, Ibrahim Mohammed, the presiding magistrate, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000. He thereafter adjourned the case till December 8 for further mention.
KanyiDaily had also published a video showing how a lecturer of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) was caught on camera having sεx with a female student for grades.