We have not been hearing much from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, regarding its recent sex-for-mark scandal.

But the victim of the ‘crime’, Monica Osagie, has been enjoying some attention from international media for her bravery at exposing a supposedly powerful university professor who was harassing her.

She recently told CNN that her move has exposed her to some form of danger, but she is not the type to easily give in to intimidation.

“A guy came up to me at the bank and said, ‘Is this not the girl who harassed a lecturer?’ and he called me a prostitute. The security guard then had to push me away to go withdraw my money inside the bank.”

“There is no work or education that is worth your dignity, I will keep saying that. I am actually happy I came out. I am helping many ladies that have gone through the same thing I have gone through, and most of them can’t talk about it.

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“They are scared of coming out in public. But I know it happens everywhere, not just in Nigeria.

“For me, speaking up will bring more women to speak and eradicate what is happening around young women and older men,” she said.

She also revealed that the accused lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, was her mentor before their relationship went sour.

She even helped him edit his book.

“We actually edited the book together. Then, the next thing he told me was, ‘Can you date me?’ I was like, ‘No.’ He was like, ‘Why?’ I said, ‘One, I don’t date lecturers, and secondly, you are more matured than I am.

“He kept calling me to ask if I was ready to accept his proposal. So, I decided to record our next conversation.” she said.

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