SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer of Lagos State, has confirmed to Journalists that an Associate Professor at the University of Lagos, Kadiri Babalola, will be arraigned in court for allegedly raping a 20-year-old student of the institution.
The Don, an Associate Professor of Botany, was apprehend by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a female student of the institution.
The victim, whose identity is withheld, accused Babalola of committing the crime during her visit to the lecturer’s office to address issues related to her results.
It was gathered 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 later 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.
Meanwhile, 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, informed Journalist that “he has been arrested and is currently in their custody; while adding that he will be arraigned in court in the coming days, and we will keep the public informed.”