The Congress of University Academics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, Osun State have called for investigation of the alleged randy lecturer of the institution who was caught on tape requesting for sex from one of his females students in exchange of marks.
The university had earlier stated that a committee would be set up to look into the audio clip of the telephone conversation of the scandal with a view to verifying its authenticity.
The professor has been at the centre of a storm after the conversation, which centred around sexual overtures allegedly between him and a female student, went viral on Monday.
The don, in the four-minute audio clip, was heard demanding sex with the yet-to-be identified student five times before he could upgrade her 33 marks to a pass.
However, the student rejected the overtures on the grounds that the number of the romp did not commensurate with the pass mark the lecturer wanted to give her.
On Tuesday, the Chairman, Congress of University Academics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr Niyi Sumonu, asked the university to investigate the matter.
“If it is established that this is true, the person, who perpetrated that does not belong to the academic environment. We are supposed to mould the lives of the students – males and females.”
The Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, said the university would set up a committee to ascertain the veracity of the telephone conversation.
“We have listened to the audio and we cannot conclude on it now because this is the age of ICT; anything can happen. The university has a way of dealing with such.
“First and foremost, we will set up a committee to determine the veracity or otherwise of the conversation to establish authenticity of the characters involved. If those involved happen to be our lecturer and student as it is portrayed, the university has a machinery of dealing with such.
“Let me make it clear, OAU has zero tolerance for sexual intimidation, sexual harassment and sexual coercion. So, we will not accept it from staff to students; from the workers; from superiors to subordinates and even from students to students.”
Efforts to get the lecturer to deny or confirm the allegations were unsuccessful.