Dr. Mohamed Sani Idiagbon, the former Head of English Department of University of Ilorin, who resigned after an audio clip of him allegedly sexually harassing a 200 level female has said that his colleagues set him up. Listen to the clip here.
He said this in a text message to PUNCH‘s correspondent on Thursday, saying he will reveal all that happened “at the appropriate time”.
“The allegation is harassment and not rape. It is a conspiracy; a set-up by my colleagues over my rise to stardom. I will address the media at the appropriate time,” he said.
The university’s management has vowed that justice will be served in the case. The University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun said in a statement on Thursday:
For the avoidance of doubt, the University of Ilorin will not allow anybody that violates its rules and regulations to go scot-free
However, in meting out appropriate sanctions against any offender, we always ensure that due process is strictly followed.
In the meantime, the lecturer in question has been removed from his position as acting head of department pending the conclusion of investigations.