A 34-minute video clip surfaced online recently where a Â lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics of the Osun State University, Ikire Campus, Dr. Wale OjoniyiÂ was alleged to have raped a 400 level English student of the institution, Mercy.
Mercy, who released the video clip, recorded it in a hotel room.
Some students, in a written petition to PUNCH,Â claimed that Ojoniyi was instrumental to Mercyâ€™sÂ suspension after she was allegedly caught for examination malpractices.
Despite the claim by the petitioners that the lecturer raped the student, real sexual intercourse was not captured in the video.
There was also no attempt by the man in the video to coerce the student to cooperate with him.
PUNCH reports that OjoniyiÂ mounted pressure on MercyÂ for an amorous affair but the lady resisted him.
Mercy reportedlyÂ confided in some persons, who advised her to set a trap for Ojoniyi by agreeing toÂ meet him at a hotel.
In the video, which was also made available to PUNCHâ€™s correspondent, the female student set up a laptop directly opposite the bed and pretended to be watching the â€˜Things Fall Apartâ€™ film on it but she was recording the sexual activity.
â€œAlthough there was no act of sexual intercourse captured in the video, the man in the video was seen stark naked and caressing the student occasionally,â€ PUNCH reported.
In the video, Mercy was seen throwingÂ her blue top on the bed from an angle she knew the camera could not cover.Â She also ensured that the camera lense did not capture her when sheÂ removed her trousers.
PUNCH reports that though the audio quality was low, some of the conversations could still be heard.
The female student said at one point, â€˜Give me my transport. I am not asking for any other money, just give me my transport fareâ€™.
â€˜Why is your thing (private part) dropping like this? Havenâ€™t you done it in recent time?,â€™ Ojoniyi said.
â€˜Before I went on suspension, why didnâ€™t you plead on my behalf? You knew about it jooâ€™.
Ojoniyi, speaking to PUNCHâ€™s correspondent said: â€œI also heard of the video. It is being investigated.Â People can do anything, but I cannot be brought downâ€.
In a text message to PUNCH on Thursday, Ojoniyi said: â€œCongratulations, Femi (PUNCHâ€™s correspondent). When you know the truth, it will either setÂ you free or imprison your conscience â€¦..And very soon, you will know the truth. I have just read your liesâ€.
Photo Credit:Â PUNCH