Thursday, December 8

Lecturer charged with sexual harassment

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A lecturer of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete was yesterday arraigned before an Ilorin magistrate court for alleged sexual harassment.

The suspect, Pelumi Adewole, was arrested by the men of the state Intelligence Bureau (SIB) over offences that allegedly bordered on criminal intimidation, sexual harassment and examination malpractices..

Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA), Kwara State branch was a party in the case.

First Information Report (FIR) said that a student of the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences in KWASU, Adegunsoye Faith Tosin, had on October 15 written a petition to the state police command accusing the lecturer of misdemeanor

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FIR reads: “Miss Adegunsoye in the petition alleged that sometime in September, 2021, Adewole who is a lecturer assigned to teach her a course MLS 212 Cell and Molecular Biology called her and threatened to fail her in her forthcoming exams if  refused to have sexual intercourse with him.

“Due to the threat issued by the defendant, the police instructed Miss Adegunsoye to play along with him in order to obtain raw evidence. The suspect was apprehended by the detectives from SIB who were hiding at a distance location.”

The suspect denied the allegations.

Magistrate Ibrahim Mohammed adjourned the case till December 8.

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