The part time lecturer of the University of Lagos was on Sunday, disowned by the Authorities of the school.
Dr. Akin Baruwa, reportedly raped an 18-year-old admission seeker in
his office on July 23, 2015 and is currently in detention at the
However, in their usual fashion, the school without hesitation,
feigned ignorance and complete cluelessness when asked about the staff
of the school.
Then on Sunday, the Head, Information Unit of the university, Mr.
Olagoke Oke, said Baruwa was not an employee of the institution.
According to him, no such name exists on the university’s employee list whether teaching or non-teaching.
He added, “The said Dr. Baruwa is a not a member of staff of the
university, whether teaching or non-teaching. He also does not belong to
the part-time or full-time teaching staff of the school. His name is
not on the master list of workers of the university. I have checked the
staff list using his full name and initials and could not come up with
any such name as of Friday, August 6, 2015.
“I have also checked the list of office accommodation given to
members of staff of the university and his name is not there. There is
no office allocation attached to such a name. How he reportedly entered
the said office where the crime took place is what we are looking into
as an institution.
“While we sympathise with the alleged victim, we are ready to
cooperate with every agency of government to get to the root of the
matter as soon as possible. As an institution, we do not support any act
of violence, not even against women. Therefore, we will help to ensure
that the case comes to a logical conclusion.”
Meanwhile, as the authorities disowned the lecturer, some students,
in the Faculty of Business Administration, who craved anonymity for fear
of victimisation, claimed that the suspect was a part-time lecturer of
the accounting department of the university.
One of them said, “I know him as a part-time lecturer in the
accounting department. I wonder what the university wants to achieve now
by trying to disown him.”
Baruwa, who the police in Lagos arrested on August 3, reportedly
confessed to the act but claimed that the sex was by mutual consent.