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Lecturer arraigned over sexual harassment

A lecturer of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin .

The suspect, Pelumi Adewole was arrested by the men of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) over offences bordering on Criminal intimidation, sexual harassment and examination malpractices among others.

The offences contravened sections 397, 95 of Penal Code Law and Section 3(320) of the examination malpractices Act CAP E15 Law Of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) a petition dated 15th October, 2021 was written by one Adegunsoye Tosin, a student of Department of Pure and Applied Science.

Adegunsoye alleged that sometimes in September, 2021, Mr Adewole who is a lecturer assigned to teach her a course MLS 212 Cell and Molecular Biology called her and threatened to fail her in her forthcoming examination if she refused to have sexual intercourse with him.

The suspect was apprehended in the process by the detectives from SIB who were hiding at a distance location.

However, the suspect denied the allegations.

In his ruling, the Presiding Magistrate Ibrahim Mohammed granted the accused person bail in the sum of N200,000.

The case was adjourned till December 8th, 2021 for further mention.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; editing by Muzha Kucha