Unilorin Lecturer Resigns After Audio Tape Of His Alleged Sexual Harassment Surfaced Online
A lecturer at the University of Ilorin Kwara state has resigned his position after an audio tape of him sexually harassing a student of the school surfaced online
Head of English Department, Dr. Mohamed Sani Idiagbon has resigned following the release of an audio clip of him allegedly sexually harassing one of his students, who was identified as Faith by the Students’ Union President, is said to be a 200 level student of the department. Faith had gone to the perpetrator’s office concerning a Continuous Assessment test she had missed, Sahara reporters reports
The University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, confirmed Idiagbon’s resignation after he had been suspended and removed as the head of the English department, saying that he (Idiagbon) refused to honor an invitation of the Staff Disciplinary Committee before he chose to resign.
He assured that the university is investigating the matter and will ensure that the lecturer is duly punished if found guilty of the allegations against him said“The university frowns against sexual harassment or any other harassment at that. The university is making necessary investigation and once we are done, the culprit will be brought to book,” he said.
This is coming after the Senate passed a bill for second reading that prescribes five year jail term for randy lecturers. The bill also proposed a two year jail term for vice chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics and other chief executives of institutions of higher learning if they fail to act within a week on complaints of sexual harassment made by students.