Kwara State University has dismissed one of its lecturer Pelumi Adewale, over alleged sexual harassment of Tosin Adegunsoye, a student of the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences of the school.
The vice Chancellor of the university made this announcement on Monday in Ilorin, while addressing a news conference held at eighth and ninth convocation ceremonies of the institution.
He said ““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,”
According to the report of News Agency of Nigeria, the Adewale was arraigned before a magistrate Court in Ilorin over an accusation of sexual harrasment.
According to the First Information Report, 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 refused to have sexual intercourse with him.
In view of the threat subsequently reported, the police 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.
The suspect was however apprehended in the process by the detectives who were hiding at a secured location to monitor the development.
In his ruling, the Presiding Magistrate Ibrahim Mohammed, however, obliged the application of the defence and granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000.
He thereafter adjourned the case till December 8 for further mention.