The lecturer (name withheld), who is in the Faculty of
Law was arrested by the university’s security
personnel and handed over to the police after he
allegedly collected the marked money from the
student to change her course of study from English
Language to Law.
It was learnt that the arrest of the lecturer had led to
the busting of a syndicate that specialized in extorting
money from students in the institution. Informed
sources at the university revealed that the suspect,
said to have strong links in the committee constituted
by management to coordinate students’ inter-faculty
movement every academic session, used his vantage
position to compel the female student to pay
N150,000 to approve her request for a switch from the
Faculty of Arts to the Law faculty.
It was gathered that the student, who could not
immediately raise the money, following pressure
mounted on her by the lecturer, reported to another
lecturer, who decried the planned extortion and
encouraged her to formally lodge a complaint with the
higher authority in the institution. Following the
advice, the student played along and called the
lecturer that she could only raise N100, 000, which
she was promptly directed to pay into a certain
account given her by the lecturer.
Luck, however, ran against the lecturer when he called
the girl’s mobile phone, asking her to discontinue the
bank arrangement and instead, to bring the money to
him in his office, just when she was going to pay the
money into the bank account earlier given to her.
Sources told Daily Sun that no sooner that the female
student delivered the marked money to the lecturer
than the alerted personnel from the security unit
swooped on the unsuspecting lecturer and handed
him over to the police.
A search in the lecturer’s office by the university
security personnel was said to have led to the
discovery of a list of 18 students, including the female
student who paid the N100, 000.00. When contacted,
the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr
Harrison Osarenren, confirmed the report, saying
“with the arrest, we will try and rid the system of bad
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SOURCE: Daily Sun
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