Wale Ojoniyi, a lecturer of the Osun State University, Ikire, has claimed that a former colleague of his put him in his current predicament, in which he was captured in a footage that showed him in a hotel room with a 400 level student, Mercy Ikwue, of the schools English Department.
Ojoniyi, who lectures in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, accused Prof. Olukoya Ogen, the Provost, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, of being behind his problems.
He has however made known through an open letter written on Friday, August 12, 2016, that he is ready to go on live television in respect to the recent development.
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He wrote, “I am Olabode Wale OJONIYI, the man in the eyes of the storm of Femi Makinde’s 'UNIOSUN lecturer in sex scandal video' published on 11th August, 2016."
“The Provost, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, is the architect of my problem, he blackmailed me."
“While I have instructed my Lawyers to take appropriate legal steps on the said report on the Punch, I am using this medium to inform Nigerians and the whole world that I am ready for an open live television media investigation of the said allegation against me provided that the said lady in the report, Ikwe Ejiro Mercy, will be invited and present."
“I am here pleading with well-meaning Nigerians and any reputable television media organisation to quickly organise and call for this open media investigation panel on this case. I sincerely look forward to this open panel. Thank you.”
According to the Daily Post, the concerned lecturer did not engage in any sexual intercourse with the student, but some of her friends have accused him of rape.