The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has arraigned a lecturer of the Tai Solarin University of Education for allegedly demanding sex and money from a female student of the institution.
The defendant, Dr Balogun Olaniran, was on Monday, March 27, brought before Justice Osinuga of the Ijebu-Ode High Court, sitting in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, on one count.
The charge is said to be against Section 8 (1) (a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, the spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, revealed in a statement on Friday.
Ogugua noted that the ICPC counsel told the court how Olaniran, while serving as the Head of Department of Religious Studies at TASUED between October and November 2021, demanded sexual benefit or the payment of N100,000 from a female student with a promise to alter her academic grades.
The charge read in part, “Within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, corruptly demanded sexual benefit or payment of the sum of N100,000 for himself from a female student (name withheld), on account of a favour to be afterwards shown her in the discharge of his official duties as a lecturer and Head of Department of Religious Studies at the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, to wit, offering to alter her academic grades from fail to pass in courses with codes EDU 311 and EDU 312”.
The spokesperson for the ICPC noted that the defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him, while the matter was adjourned till May 11, 2023, for the commencement of trial.
The defendant was admitted to bail in the sum of N500,000 with a surety in like sum.