An Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, lecturer who threatened to fail a female student over sex was caught after a voice recording surfaced.
The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife lecturer, Olabisi Olaleye in the department of International Relations was caught in a voice recording by a female student of the institution, Motunrayo Afolayan, allegedly threatening that he will fail her in his course for refusing to have sex with him.
A senior member of the Business Adminstration faculty who is familiar with the story, told Premium Times that Afolayan approached a lecturer in her department, Sunday Omotuyi for help on the case but he reportedly declined.
The source said;
“But Omotuyi declined to intervene. He said he had approached the same lecturer in 2014 on behalf of another student but Olaleye flared up and insulted him. He even walked him out of his office. He said Omotuyi was too “junior” to talk to him on such matter. He even asked the student to go as far as the office of the vice-chancellor to report him”
“So, she was in Olaleye’s office and just as predicted, Olaleye held her by the hand and began to fondle her. While he was carried away, the lady turned on the voice recording application on her phone and taped all his vulgar words including the threat.”
Afolayan was forced to play the voice recording of the lecturer saying in Yoruba “I promise you would fail this course three times except you sleep with me”, after other lecturers demanded for proof.
Her result showing that she passed the course was later released by Olaleye after he heard that the matter had escalated.
He has reportedly been made to face a panel headed by Yetunde Ajibade, provost of the university’s postgraduate college and the first female provost of the college. Afolayan was also made to appear before the panel with other female students who corroborated her claim.
Olaleye who denied the allegation verbally when interviewed by newsmen and in written response to a query he was served by the university’s authorities said;
“I didn’t know her until the timetable issue came up.
“She approached me with two other ladies but I told them I could not help. I only advised them to go and write their 400 level course first, and return to join us in the hall for my course.”
Olaleye blamed the delay in the release of Afolayan’s result on his colleague who he claimed was sorting out her accreditation issue.