A lecturer involved in a sex for marks scandal at the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Olaleye Aduwo, on Monday denied attempting to have canal knowledge of the said female student.
Recall that the Don in the Department of Accounting was seen in a 29-second video that went viral last month, was accused of attempting to sexually exploit one of his students for marks.
In the footage, the lecturer was tortured, and harassed by people brought by the lady with mention.
EduCeleb.com earlier reported that the university management had set in motion an investigation into the alleged sex scandal.
This is the first instance Aduwo is speaking publicly about the incident happened aside his defence before the investigation panel. ,
Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Monday, Aduwo, in an emotion-laden, expressed regret over the issue, which he claimed was a deliberate attempt to smear his hard-earned integrity and reputation.
In his words, “Though the incident came to me as a surprise, it is still under investigation. I urge members of the public to disregard any misleading information circulated on social media as such was not true.
“There was nothing about sex allegation, claiming that he was set-up to rubbish by the lady.”
Speaking further, Aduwo added that “The lady in question was more or less like a daughter and a friend to my own daughter hence, I couldn’t have asked her for sex.
“On the said day, some unknown hoodlums suspected to be cultists, numbering about 15 suddenly invaded my house along Ikere Road, Ado Ekiti through the connivance of the lady in question, to molest me.
“I had just shared dinner with my friend, Mr Allen Akinmudiro, co-inhabitant in the same flat when the incident happened around 10 pm in my living room.
“The female student in question who is a friend to my own daughter arrived the house and took part in the dinner with me and Mr Akinmudiro, but neither did I know that she had an ulterior motive.
“After the meal, the lady signalled to the hoodlums who wasted no time as they stormed my house, rough-handled me, stripped me naked right in my sitting room with my friend Allen and subjected me to serious tortures, using electric device, and they beat me with harmful objects”.
He claimed that the hoodlums came into the house with guns and other dangerous weapons, saying he had no choice than to obey their instructions so as not to endanger his life.
Aduwo noted that all efforts by the landlord and neighbours to rescue him failed as they were threatened with guns and had to run for their lives.
He maintained that the issue was a clear assault and not sex for mark as widely circulated.