University of Ilorin Lecturer resigns over sexual harassment scandal

Romantic affair between lecturers and students is strongly prohibited by the institution, based on comments coming from the school's Deputy Director for Corporate Affairs.

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The Head of Department for English at the University of Ilorin, Dr Mohammed Idiagbon, has resigned from his position following reports of sexual harassment of a female student.

According to Punch News, Idiagbon invited the female student, Faith in an attempt to force her into having an affair with him.

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The student reportedly recorded the conversation she had with the him and published it online.

An investigation was launched into the matter after the audio content went virus and was reported on many news platforms.

Idiagbon however resigned before the panel set up to look into the case could come with a decision.

According to a source who spoke to Punch, the case was dismissed as a matter of rape.

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Instead it was viewed as an act of intimidation, where a lecturer was trying to force a student into having an affair.

“However, the lecturer did not rape the student, but only tried to intimidate her to become his lover,”  the source said.

Mr. Kunle Akogun, the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, explained that the university frowns against any romantic relationship between  lecturers and students.

He said, “The lecturer was queried and removed as the Head of English Department, and invited before  a disciplinary panel.

“The lecturer, however, resigned his appointment with the university and did not appear before the panel.”

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