In the last four months, three sex scandals have rocked tertiary institutions in Nigeria. While sexual abuse of students by lecturers is not news, the cases are interesting because of the new trend of voicing out by the victims and the subsequent prompt investigation of the allegations by the institutions.
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, first made the headlines when in April, a leaked audio tape of Richard Akindele, a professor in the institution, demanding five sessions of sex from Monica Osagie (pictured), a post-graduate student of the department of business administration, went viral on social media.
The school management set up a probe panel and in June, Eyitope Ogunbodede, OAU vice-chancellor, announced that the governing council of the institution had approved the sack of the lecturer, “having found him guilty of all the charges against him.”
UNILAG FOLLOWS SUIT
The dust was yet to settle on Akindele’s case when Joy Nwanna, a student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), raised the alarm that Olusegun Awonusi, a professor at UNILAG, was demanding sexual favour from her.Read more