Senior lecturer at Unilorin resigns after his alleged sexual harassment audio went viral
According to Saharareporters, the audio clip led to his resignation. Dr. Mohamed Sani Idiagbon, the HOD of English, was allegedly caught in the act. His victim, identified only as “Faith” by the Students’ Union President, is said to be a 200 level student of the department.
Faith had gone to the perpetrator’s office concerning a Continuous Assessment test she had missed, and the lecturer appears to have seized the opportunity to sexually harass her.
A student of the University told SR that Dr. Idiagbon does his sexual and corrupt acts in collaboration with his colleagues in the department. In that regard, he mentioned another lecturer nicknamed “Michael Alabi Jackson”, as one of his allies.
That student told SR that if the university promises to protect the female students in the department, several of them will come into the open about Dr. Idiagbon’s track record of sexual harassment.
In a phone interview, the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, confirmed Dr. Idiagbon resignation after he had been suspended and removed as the head of the English department. Akogun said that Idiagbon refused to honor an invitation of the Staff Disciplinary Committee before he chose to resign.
He further stated that the university is investigating the matter and will ensure that the lecturer is duly punished if found guilty of the allegations against him. The sub-dean of student affairs, Dr. Yussuf, also told SR that the case was reported to the Students’ Support Centre shortly after the Easter break.
Investigations show that the university failed to take the case seriously until the video went viral on social media, suggesting that the institution is normally negligent in such matters. Dr. Yussuf assured that Faith will be protected from any form of victimisation. Close friends of the victim said she has been traumatised since the video went viral. Cc: Saharareporters