Authorities of the University of Lagos have disowned the randy lecturer, Dr. Akin Baruwa, who reportedly raped an 18-year-old girl who was seeking admission into the institution.
Baruwa allegedly raped the young girl in his office on July 23, 2015, and was arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on Thursday.
But speaking with PUNCH on Sunday, the Head of Information Unit of the university, Mr. Olagoke Oke, said Baruwa was not an employee of University of Lagos, UNILAG.
But a student of the school said, “I know him as a part-time lecturer in the accounting department. I wonder what the university wants to achieve now by trying to disown him.”
According to him, no such name exists on the university’s employee list whether teaching or non-teaching.
“The said Dr. Baruwa is a not a member of staff of the university, whether teaching or non-teaching. He also does not belong to the part-time or full-time teaching staff of the school. His name is not on the master list of workers of the university. I have checked the staff list using his full name and initials and could not come up with any such name as of Friday, August 6, 2015.
“I have also checked the list of office accommodation given to members of staff of the university and his name is not there. There is no office allocation attached to such a name. How he reportedly entered the said office where the crime took place is what we are looking into as an institution.
“While we sympathise with the alleged victim, we are ready to cooperate with every agency of government to get to the root of the matter as soon as possible. As an institution, we do not support any act of violence, not even against women. Therefore, we will help to ensure that the case comes to a logical conclusion.”
Funny enough, some students have countered UNILAG authorities, saying they know the man.
The students, in the Faculty of Business Administration, who craved anonymity for fear of victimisation, said the man was a part-time lecturer of the accounting department of the university.
The Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Prof. Rasheed Ojikutu, could not be reached for comment.
As for the randy lecturer, he is still claiming that what he had with the girl was on mutual understanding.