OAU sex-for-mark saga continues as the victim Monica Osagie has spoken following claims that she shunned an invitation by the panel investigating her taped conversation with disgraced Professor Richard Akindele.
According to Sun newspaper, Monica denied the claims via her proxy, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Founder, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, a non-profit organisation. It was made known that the university did not at any point invite Miss Osagie to face the panel. “Before the matter went viral, the university was aware of it and they did not do anything. If the case did not go viral, the university probably would have not done anything and it would have been swept under the carpet. I think that we should focus more on whether the act of that professor amounts to sexual harassment, whether it was a breach of the school’s code of conduct, whether it was a breach of terms of contract for lecturers or whether he abused the relationship that should exist between lecturers and students.” Afolabi continued saying Monica is ready to come out whenever the university wants her to, but it seems the school is more interested in protecting its reputation at the expense of the young lady. “she didn’t release the audio. She got the evidence and it was given to one or two people when she was seeking for help. So definitely one of them released the audio, and she cannot be blamed for it.” Photo Credit: Various