Kwara State University,Malete, has dismissed a lecturer, Pelumi Adewale, for demanding sex from one Tosin Adegunsoye, a student of the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences of the school.
KWASU Vice-Chancellor, Mustapha Akanbi, in Ilorin on Monday, December 6, at a news conference to herald the eighth and ninth convocation ceremonies of the institution said the member of its academic staff had ceased to be a staff the school for bringing the institution into disrepute.
“The security agency has taken up the case and it is in court already, but I am informing you officially that 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 reports that Adewale was on September 11 arraigned before a magistrate court sitting in Ilorin, over an accusation of sexual harassment after being arrested by the State Intelligence Bureau over offences bordering on criminal intimidation, sexual harassment and examination malpractices.
A petition dated October 15 by Adegunsoye alleged that in September, Adewale, a lecturer assigned to teach her a course, MLS 212 Cell and Molecular Biology, called her and threatened to fail her in her forthcoming examination if she doesn’t have sexual intercourse with him and she reported to the police who instructed Adegunsoye to play along with the lecturer in order to obtain raw evidence.
The lecturer thereafter lured the student into his bedroom apartment around 8:30pm at Taoheed Road, Basin Area, Ilorin, where he gave her a new question paper and KWASU answer script to rewrite her examination with a promise to have sexual intercourse with her till daybreak but was apprehended in the process by the detectives who were hiding at a secured location to monitor the development.
The Presiding Magistrate Ibrahim Mohammed, however, obliged the application of the defence and granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 the adjourned the case till December 8 for further mention.
The Kwara State Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA) was also a party to the case.