Dr. Olabode Ojoniyi, a lecturer in the Department of Languages at the Osun State University, Osogbo, has been fired from his job after a sex tape of him with a female student, Mercy Ikwue, was released.
The Punch reports that the university’s Governing Council headed by Mallam Yusuf Ali SAN, sacked the lecturer, whom the tape showed nude on a bed in a hotel room caressing the student.
He said, “The Council met last week and the report of the panel that investigated Ojoniyi’s amorous affair with the female student was deliberated upon. His appointment was terminated because that is the penalty stated in the Code of Conduct of Staff of Osun State University,” a source in the Governing Council told the Punch Newspapers
Mercy (the student) who is believed to have come under intense pressure from Ojoniyi to have sex with him captured the sex act after she pretended to have succumbed to his relentless pressure. Unknown to the lecturer, she was recording on her laptop while pretending to be watching a movie, Things Fall Apart.
However, Ojoniyi blamed his problems on a recently sacked lecturer of the university. He said the student was contracted to blackmail him. He however did not deny being the one shown in the video.
In a related news, a professor at the university recently resigned his appointment over the alleged rape of a female student in his office.
Part II articles 15 and 23 of the Code of Conduct for Staff and Students of UNIOSUN reads,
“An academic staff shall not conduct himself/ herself in relation to students in such a manner that derogates from his status as a lecturer, examiner and adviser. Specifically, sexual harassment of students by (members of) staff is totally forbidden. Any (member of) staff found guilty of sexual harassment shall be dismissed from the service of the university and may be handed over to relevant state authority for prosecution.
“An academic (member of) staff shall not demand from students any gratification whether in cash or in kind including sexual gratification in the discharge of his/her lawful duties. Breach of this code shall warrant appropriate sanction ranging from warning to termination of appointment depending on the gravity of the offence.”