The former head of Department of criminology at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti in Ekiti State Professor Adewole Atere has been accused of impregnating a 16-year-old student in his department Precious Azuka.
The duo was said to be caught in a teacher-student-relationship circle which ultimately led to the headline of this story.
Precious was talked into believing that the Professor loved her after one of his subordinates, Dr. Chinedu Abrifor pressured reminded her of being matured for the professor.
In her confession when she appeared before a fact-finding committee set up by the office of the then acting dean of students’ affairs E.O Adeyemi, Azuka who was 16-years-old at the time of the incident said it caused a disagreement with her boyfriend Kayode Fasanya. He broke up with her when it became clear that she was dating Prof. Atere.
A few days after Dr. Abrifor approached me, he accompanied Prof. Atere to my hostel and they took me to their house at Aiyegbaju where I spent the night. I was returned to the hostel by 6 a.m. the following day. This practice continued for weeksPrecious Azuka
She got to know she was pregnant two months into the unholy relationship and almost everyone within and outside the hostel knew her story.
I opted for abortion instantly but a doctor I saw said he doesn’t do it. So, when I got to the hostel, I took Lipton tea and lime which made me experience serious blood flow. When I didn’t see my menstruation the following months, I didn’t bother. I thought it had cleared. The laboratory official introduced me to Dr. Dada who eventually helped me out on Wednesday, July 26.Azuka
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Here is a report from the Investigation:
In the cause of our investigation, we gathered that after Azuka had been discharged, on August 2, 2017, Dr. Abrifor called her and Kayode Fasanya for a meeting in his office at the faculty. On getting there, Dr. Abrifor asked them to meet him at the mini campus junction by 6 p.m. the same day where they were driven to Ifaki Ekiti for another meeting.
At the meeting, Azuka said Dr. Abrifor accused Kayode Fasanya of impregnating her, and this led to an argument which was later settled when Dr. Abrifor made a call to his wife and asked her to calculate conception from March to July. She did and said it would be between 21 to 22 weeks, which was exactly what the test result claimed.
He apologized to Fasanya but asked him to claim responsibility to protect Prof. Atere’s image.
He also promised that the money spent on the abortion would be refunded, and that Fasanya would be rewarded handsomely including good academic grades.
Mr. Fasanya was expected to come with Azuka the next day to lecturers’ house at Aiyegbaju, but she was indisposed to couldn’t make it.
The accused lecturer, however, denied the allegations saying it’s not true. He also refused to explain his own side of the matter.
That is not true. It is not trueAdewole Atere
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