Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, has dismissed one of its lecturers, Dr Stephen Ukenna, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old female student in his office on the campus.
SaharaReporters learnt that the university on Tuesday dismissed the lecturer, who is already in police custody and who was attached to the Department of Business Management at the university.
Ukenna had been arrested on March 11 by the police in Ota for “forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of the student.”
According to the police, the 41-year-old lecturer was arrested following a complaint lodged at the Ota Police Area Command by the parents of the victim.
The parents reported that their daughter called them on the phone from the school that she was invited by the lecturer to his office on the said date under the pretence that he wanted to plan a surprise birthday party for her close friend.
The police said the student, however, on getting to the lecturer’s office, was locked in the office and the lecturer forcibly had s*x with her on top of the table in his office.
SaharaReporters learnt that Ukenna was “dismissed with immediate effect” as approved by the President of the University’s board.