OAU Lecturers Demand Probe Of Alleged Sex-Seeking Professor

OAU Lecturers Demand Probe Of Alleged Sex-Seeking Professor

The Congress of University Academics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, and the National Association of Nigerian Students have called for investigation into the alleged sex-for-mark scandal against a lecturer of the institution, Punch reports. The congress said the lecturer, if found guilty of the allegation, was not fit to be in an academic environment. This is just as the university authorities said a committee would be set up to look into the audio clip of the telephone conversation of the scandal with a view to verifying its authenticity. The professor has been at the centre of a storm after the conversation, which centred on sexual overtures allegedly between him and a female student, went viral on Monday. The don, in the four-minute audio clip, was heard demanding sex with the yet-to-be identified student five times before he could upgrade her 33 marks to a pass. However, the student rejected the overtures on the grounds that the number of the romp did not commensurate with the pass mark the lecturer wanted to give her. On Tuesday, the Chairman, Congress of University Academics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr Niyi Sumonu, asked the university to investigate the matter. He said, “If it is established that this is true, the person, who perpetrated that does not belong to the academic environment. We are supposed to mold the lives of the students – males and females.”

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