Dr. Akin Baruwa has been in the news lately, following reports that he raped a prospective student of the University of Lagos on July 23, 2015.
Initial reports confirmed that Dr. Akin Baruwa raped the girl in his office as he works in the Accounting department of the University of Lagos.
Howver, the University of Lagos has thrown quite a few people into some measure of confusion after claiming that Dr. Baruwa is not a member of staff of the University of Lagos. The Punch Newspaper quotes the Head of Information Unit of the University as saying, The said Dr. Baruwa is a not a member of staff of the university, whether teaching or non-teaching. He also does not belong to the part-time or full-time teaching staff of the school. His name is not on the master list of workers of the university. I have checked the staff list using his full name and initials and could not come up with any such name as of Friday, August 6, 2015.
“I have also checked the list of office accommodation given to members of staff of the university and his name is not there. There is no office allocation attached to such a name. How he reportedly entered the said office where the crime took place is what we are looking into as an institution.
“While we sympathize with the alleged victim, we are ready to cooperate with every agency of government to get to the root of the matter as soon as possible. As an institution, we do not support any act of violence, not even against women. Therefore, we will help to ensure that the case comes to a logical conclusion.”