An addage says "In order for the eyes not to see evil, the legs are the remedy."

This seems to be what the professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, accused of demanding sex from a female student of the institution in return for marks, has adopted.

He has allegedly gone into hiding.

One of the lecturers at his department said the man has been hiding since his leaked conversation with the female student went viral on social media.

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The lecturer, who did not want to be identified, added that the professor was also not at his residence, adding that some members of his church had been going to his house to sympathise with his wife.

He said, “The prof  is not in the office. He has not been coming since his alleged conversation with a female student went viral. I don’t know where he is, but he has finished his sabbatical and has come back to the campus before this scandal broke out.”

The OAU Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, said he could not tell if the lecturer had gone into hiding, adding that the committee investigating the matter had started sitting.

He noted that the school was still searching for the student.

He explained that the university would ensure that a thorough investigation was done into the matter to convince the public that the institution did not cover immorality or any other anti-social behaviour.