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KWASU lecturer dismissed over sexual harassment of female student

kwasu lecturer dismissed over sexual harassment of female student

Kwara State University has dismissed a lecturer, Pelumi Adewale, for sexual harassment of Tosin Adegunsoye, a student of Department of Pure and Applied Sciences.

Mustapha Akanbi, KWASU Vice-Chancellor, revealed this in Ilorin on Monday, at a news conference to herald the eighth and ninth convocation ceremonies of the institution.

Mr Akanbi said the accused had ceased to be a staff of the school, adding that ”He is a disgrace to our great institution and we won’t condone such acts.”

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.”

Mr Adewale was on September 11 arraigned before a magistrate court sitting in Ilorin, over accusation of sexual harassment.

He was arrested by the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) over offences bordering on criminal intimidation, sexual harassment and examination malpractices.

The victim had petitioned the SIB that sometime in September, Mr Adewale had threatened to fail her if she refused to have sexual intercourse with him.

In view of the threat subsequently reported, the police instructed Miss Adegunsoye to play along with the lecturer in order to obtain raw evidence.

The lecturer lured the student to his apartment around 8:30 p.m., where he gave her a new question paper and KWASU answer script to rewrite her examination.

In exchange, he had solicited to have sexual intercourse with her till day break.

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, Presiding Magistrate Ibrahim Mohammed, however, obliged the application of the defence and granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000, and adjourned the case till December 8, for further mention.

(NAN)

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