Professor Awonusi Olusegun who was recently accused of molesting a student at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has finally shared his own version of the story.
Aside from being a professor of Studies in Unilag, Olusegun was a former vice-chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun state.
In an interview with New Telegraph, Olusegun disclosed that he did not partake in a shameful act but revealed that his mobile was stolen. He described the incident as a cheap blackmail.
He said: “It is blackmail. The said pictures were taken about four years ago but sometimes ago, I received a message from a particular lady, saying she was in possession of my unclad photos and that I should pay her N400,000. The lady said if I did not pay the money, she would go public with the photos. I think this is what she had promised.”
However, the university in a statement issued by the communication unit of the corporate affairs directorate confirmed the incident but has promised to get to the roots of the matter.
The statement reads: “The management has a zero tolerance for allegations pertaining to sexual impropriety, and has a well-established policy against such practices. We wish to reassure all our stakeholders, students, parents, members of staff and the general public that management will not treat this matter with levity. Management will tackle the allegation with every sense of responsibility and seriousness that the matter deserves. The issue would be thoroughly investigated with transparency.”