A lecturer at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in Lagos, Nigeria, has been ordered to be arrested by the police following allegations of rape made by a 20-year-old student from the same institution.
The Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunmi, issued the arrest warrant through the state High Court, which also involves the Vice Chancellor of the university.
The victim, whose identity has been withheld, stated that the incident took place when she visited the lecturer’s office to discuss matters concerning her results.
A non-governmental organisation, Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation, where the victim reported the case, said rather than the lecturer attending to the undergraduate’s result issues, he allegedly raped her on August 16, 2023.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, saying, “He is to appear in court in the coming days.”
Reacting, the spokesperson for UNILAG, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, said that the university was aware of an investigation involving an employee of the university.
She said, “UNILAG Management, on August 28, received a letter from the Nigeria Police Force, inviting an employee of the university for questioning. The employee was immediately informed of the development and advised to comply.
“On August 29, the employee complied. While we are not yet privy to the full details of the incident that led to the arrest of the employee, we are fully aware that the investigation is ongoing and we are cooperating with security agencies to ensure that the matter is resolved in the interest of justice.”
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