Friday, September 29, 2023

Kadiri Akeem Babalola, UNILAG Associate Professor, Arrested For Rape

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Kadiri Akeem Babalola, an Associate Professor of Botany at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has been arrested by police after he was accused of rape.

The alleged victim (name withheld) had said the lecturer raped her on August 16, 2023 when she visited the lecturer in the office to sort out issues about her results.

The 20-year-old female student reported the alleged rape to an NGO known as Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation. The NGO then reported the matter to the Gender Unit of the Lagos state police command.

Confirming the development, the spokesman of the Lagos Police Command Benjamin Hundeyin revealed that the lecturer “is to appear in court in the coming days.”

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Spokesperson for UNILAG Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem also confirmed that the university was aware of an investigation involving Kadri Akeem.

She said, “UNILAG Management, on August 28, received a letter from the Nigeria Police Force, inviting an employee of the university for questioning. The employee was immediately informed of the development and advised to comply.

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“On August 29, the employee complied. While we are not yet privy to the full details of the incident that led to the arrest of the employee, we are fully aware that the investigation is ongoing and we are cooperating with security agencies to ensure that the matter is resolved in the interest of justice.”


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