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UNILAG professor arrested for raping student


A University of Lagos (UNILAG) lecturer and Associate Professor of Botany, Kadiri Akeem Babalola, has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a female student of the institution.

The 20-year-old student, it was gathered, accused Babalola of committing the crime during her visit to the lecturer’s office to address issues related to her results.

It was learned that the victim reported the incident to the Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation, noting that the alleged assault occurred on August 16, 2023.

The NGO was later said to have reported the case to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command, prompting the Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, to issue a warrant of arrest for Babalola through the state High Court after the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor was given a seven-day ultimatum to produce the professor.

It was further gathered that Babalola admitted to the crime when he was summoned for questioning by the Vice-Chancellor.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on his X account, said the professor would be arraigned in court soon.

“He is to appear in court in the coming days,” Hundeyin stated.

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