A senior lecturer in the Department of English and Literature, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin has allegedly raped a final year student who came to submit her project in his office.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the 400-level student was said to have gone to the lecturer’s office on Tuesday, October 5 to submit her final year project when the ugly incident happened.
The lecturer reportedly locked her in his office for several hours after raping her.
A recorded video showing when the lecturer was begging for forgiveness has gone viral in the school.
A course mate of the female student told The Punch that the video and the news of the alleged rape was first circulated on the class WhatsApp platform.
The source said, “The news of the incident was first reported on our class WhatsApp group. A video was posted which showed the lecturer pleading for forgiveness and regretting his action.
“The lady was able to contact an unnamed friend, who with UNIBEN’s security operatives, rescued her. The lecturer was arrested by UNIBEN’s security officials, taken to the university’s administrative block and questioned.”
The university authorities were yet to comment on the matter as at the time of filing this report.
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