A lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics of the Osun State University, Ikire Campus, Dr. Wale Ojoniyi, is currently in trouble following the release of a video tape of his alleged sex escapade with a 400 level English student of the institution, Mercy Ikwue. The student, who released the over 30-minute video clip, recorded it in a hotel room. Although some claimed 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. In a petition written to The Punch, some students of the university claimed that Ojoniyi was instrumental to the suspension of the female student, after she was allegedly caught for examination malpractices. On her return to the university after the one academic session rustication, the petition claimed the lecturer mounted pressure on the student for an amorous affair but the lady resisted him.
It was further learnt that the lady confided in some persons, who advised her to set a trap for Ojoniyi by agreeing to his love advances. She eventually went to the agreed hotel room and met him. In the video, which was also made available to our correspondent, the female student set up a laptop directly opposite the bed and pretended to be watching the ‘Things Fall Apart’ film on it but she was recording the sexual activity. Although 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. In the video, Ikwue was seen throwing her blue top on the bed from an angle she knew the camera could not cover. She also ensured that the camera lense did not capture her when she removed her trousers. She wore her top throughout the 34-minute duration of the show and used the bedsheet as a wrapper.
The man came to the bed naked oblivious of the trap set for him and dangled his manhood throughout the show. The audio quality of the video clip was poor but some of the conversations can still be heard. The female student said at one point, “Give me my transport. I am not asking for any other money, just give me my transport fare. Why is your thing (private part) dropping like this, haven’t you done it in recent time. Before I went on suspension, why didn’t you plead on my behalf? You knew about it joo.” Ojoniyi when asked by our correspondent if he was aware of the video said he had heard of it. He said, “I also heard of the video. It is being investigated.” Asked if he believed that the video was a handiwork of those who might want to bring him down, he said, “ People can do anything, but I cannot be brought down.”