The management of the Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri says it has commenced investigation into a viral video involving Emmanuel Agumuo, a lecturer of the institution, who allegedly requested for sex from a student in exchange for mark.
According to PUNCH, Ralph Obinjoku, the varsity’s public relations officer, said the institution has already constituted a committee to ascertain the veracity of the video.
Obinjoku said the institution prohibits sex-for-mark and will therefore not take the matter for granted.
“We just rose from an expanded management meeting and I want to tell you that a committee has been set up to investigate the authenticity or otherwise of the nude video, which had one of our lecturers,” he said.
“The university is not taking the development for granted and the vice-chancellor has asked the committee to do a thorough job. Our university does not tolerate sex-for-mark or any act that lowers the excellent academic standard of our citadel of learning.”
Agumuo, a professor who happens to be the head of biochemistry department at the institution, had made headlines after video of him completely naked surfaced online.
The lecturer, who was handcuffed in the footage, was arrested by security operatives.
The newspaper quoted sources as saying that he allegedly demanded money and sex from the student — who was preparing for her marriage — in return for the latter’s request for help over her poor grades.
The student was also said to have played along with the lecturer but had arranged with security operatives.
“The female student, who is about getting married, had issues with her result after her mates had graduated. She approached her Head of the Department, but he demanded N150,000 bribe, which she paid. The professor also demanded sex from her,” the source said.
“The professor rejected the girl’s plea that she was getting married soon. The girl then played along with the aid of security men. The don was arrested naked in a room with the girl. Of course, the nude video is all over the Internet.”
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