A 34-minute video clip surfaced online recently where a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics of the Osun State University, Ikire Campus, Dr. Wale Ojoniyi was alleged to have raped a 400 level English student of the institution, Mercy.
Mercy, who released the video clip, recorded it in a hotel room.
Some students, in a written petition to PUNCH, claimed that Ojoniyi was instrumental to Mercy’s suspension after she was allegedly caught for examination malpractices.
Despite the claim by the petitioners that the lecturer raped the student, real sexual intercourse was not captured in the video.
There was also no attempt by the man in the video to coerce the student to cooperate with him.
PUNCH reports that Ojoniyi mounted pressure on Mercy for an amorous affair but the lady resisted him.
Mercy reportedly confided in some persons, who advised her to set a trap for Ojoniyi by agreeing to meet him at a hotel.
In the video, which was also made available to PUNCH’s correspondent, the female student set up a laptop directly opposite the bed and pretended to be watching the ‘Things Fall Apart’ film on it but she was recording the sexual activity.
“Although there was no act of sexual intercourse captured in the video, the man in the video was seen stark naked and caressing the student occasionally,” PUNCH reported.
In the video, Mercy was seen throwing her blue top on the bed from an angle she knew the camera could not cover. She also ensured that the camera lensedid not capture her when she removed her trousers.
PUNCH reports that though the audio quality was low, some of the conversations could still be heard.
The female student said at one point, ‘Give me my transport. I am not asking for any other money, just give me my transport fare’.
‘Why is your thing (private part) dropping like this? Haven’t you done it in recent time?,’ Ojoniyi said.
‘Before I went on suspension, why didn’t you plead on my behalf? You knew about it joo’.
Ojoniyi, speaking to PUNCH’s correspondent said: “I also heard of the video. It is being investigated. People can do anything, but I cannot be brought down”.
In a text message to PUNCH on Thursday, Ojoniyi said: “Congratulations, Femi (PUNCH’s correspondent). When you know the truth, it will either set you free or imprison your conscience …..And very soon, you will know the truth. I have just read your lies”.
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