A lecturer at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) is facing allegations of sexual harassment.
The academic, identified as Kadiri Babalola, was arrested on Thursday by the Lagos state police and released shortly after.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos police spokesperson, confirmed the arrest to TheCable Lifestyle.
“He was held for sexual harassment. He will be arraigned in court any moment from now,” the spokesperson said.
“He was granted bail this afternoon due to ill health. He is asthmatic.
“Once a doctor certifies him okay, he will be arraigned in court.”
Hundeyin did not provide more details on the nature of the case being made against the academic.
But there are rumours that Babalola is being accused of raping a 20-year-old undergraduate of the institution.
Babalola, who is an associate professor of Botany, was purported to have committed the act on August 16.
It was gathered that the lecturer was arrested following a complaint lodged at the gender unit of the Ikeja police command by an NGO.
The allegation against Babalola comes at about the same time when the management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) suspended Cyril Ndifon, the former dean of the faculty of law, who was accused of sexual harassment.
Last month, some female students, led by Benedict Otu, the president of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN), staged a protest, demanding the sack of Ndifon.
They carried placards with disturbing inscriptions. Some of the inscriptions read: “Professor Ndifon let the girls with big breasts breathe stop suffocating us”, “Enough of law school list manipulation”, and “Professor Ndifon must go for our sanity”.
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