Polytechnic of Ibadan staff (non-teaching) demands sex from student
After the final examination of her two-year National Diploma (ND) programme, a 21-year-old student of Geology at the Polytechnic Ibadan was to undergo a compulsory one-year Industrial Attachment (IT) before proceeding for the Higher National Diploma (HND), as this is the practise of polytechnics in Nigeria.
However, Laide’s (the victim in question) case was different—securing a letter for her IT became a Herculean task. At the time, some of her colleagues had collected the same letter from the Industrial Trust Fund (ITF)/SIWES office of the institution and were already making moves to start their industrial attachment.
Laide had what she described as her worst nightmare after an official of the polytechnic told her to have sex with him to collect the IT letter. On March 3, she visited the ITF office but to her surprise, the officer in charge,(non-teaching staff) told her the collection period had lapsed. But, after much persuasion, the officer in-charge demaneded the sum of N1000 as against the N200 fee charge for the form and payable to the school’s Micro Finance Bank.
The officer in-charge twisted his demand and asked if he could have his way with her or her cousin who was with her the time. She stated that she was willing to give him any amount but he insisted that he wanted sex by all means. For long, the officer in-charge kept pressuring her via phone calls. So she decided to play along in order to gather evidence against her tormentor.
However, the officer in-charge denied the allegation for the demand for sex.