Barely a month after a the allegation of sexual harrasment rocked the Faculty Dean of Law at the University of Calabar, an associate professor at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Dr Kadiri Akeem, has been arrested for alleged rape of a student.
The student (name withheld) had said the lecturer raped her on August 16, 2023 when she visited his office to sort out issues about her results.
A non-governmental organisation, Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation, where the victim reported the case, got the police involved.
Spokesman of the Lagos Police Command Benjamin Hundeyin said in a post on X that the lecturer “is to appear in court in the coming days.”
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, confirmed the development.
“UNILAG Management, on August 28, received a letter from the Nigeria Police Force, inviting an employee of the university for questioning. The employee was immediately informed of the development and advised to comply.
“On August 29, the employee complied. While we are not yet privy to the full details of the incident that led to the arrest of the employee, we are fully aware that the investigation is ongoing and we are cooperating with security agencies to ensure that the matter is resolved in the interest of justice”, she said.