Dr Bode Okundayo, a senior lecturer of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), has been accused of raping a 400 level English and Literature student.
In a viral video, Dr Okundayo was seen begging for forgiveness after he allegedly raped the female student (name withheld) in his office.
A source in the institution said Dr Okundayo is the victim’s Project supervisor.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, when she had gone to his office in regards to her final year project.
“It’s unclear what transpired in his office, but he was said to have raped her and afterwards, locked her up for hours, refusing to let her go.
“she had to call a friend and explained where she was and what had happened. It was the friend, with the help of security guards and others, that rescued her,” the source disclosed.
The lecturer was subsequently taking to the administrative building where he was questioned and allegedly admitted to committing the crime.
In the video, a voice was heard telling the lecturer that he cannot be forgiven because this is the third time the student is getting raped.