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University of Lagos Suspends Another Lecturer Over Sexual Harassment

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has suspended another lecturer, Dr. Samuel Oladipo, of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, after he was also indicted in a sexual harassment documentary produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Main Entrance, UNILAG. Photo: PM News
Main Entrance, UNILAG. Photo: PM News

This is coming after the Speaker of the House Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Aisha Buhari and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called for the prosecution of the lecturers indicted in the documentary. They also called for the cleansing of the university system.

It is recalled that the BBC had produced a documentary exposing four lecturers of which two are from UNILAG and two from the University of Ghana, Legon for harassing undercover reporters, who posed as students in need of admission.

The release of the footage had drawn outrage from many Nigerians, who demanded that justice must prevail.

Taiwo Oloyede, Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit of UNILAG, told newmen that the second lecturer in the documentary had also been suspended.

The Speaker of the House of Reps, Gbajabiamila, while reacting to the scandal in a series of tweets, lamented the damage caused by sexual assaults to young people.

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, who was represented by Aisha Rimi during the BBC Africa Eye undercover documentary screening in Lagos, stated that sexual predators must not go unpunished.

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