Nigerian Top Varsity Professor Denies Raping Female Student, Tells Panel Sex In Office Was Consensual As Accuser Is His Fiancée
professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Joseph Opefeyitimi, who was accused of sexual molestation and battery of a student, has responded to the allegations.
A female student of the institution, Boluwatife Hannah had dragged Opefeyitimi before a university panel last month, claiming she was “violated” by the professor.
She said the professor sexually molested her during a visit to his office on March 18, 2022, a petition addressed to the school’s Vice-Chancellor, Tope Ogunbodede, stated.
Department’s head said the panel should dismiss the petition instituted by the affected student, Boluwatife Hannah as she was his fiancee of four years. Opefeyitimi claimed whatever happened in his office was consensual and had been initiated by Hannah. He also said the allegations levelled against him by the female student were ”a ploy to escape marrying him”.