Dr Kadiri, a lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, has been arrested and charged with rape after allegations were made by a female undergraduate student (whose name has been withheld). The incident is said to have occurred when the student visited Dr Kadiri’s office to discuss issues regarding her results.
The victim reported the incident to the Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation, a non-governmental organization. The foundation revealed that instead of addressing the student’s concerns about her results, Dr Kadiri allegedly raped her on August 16, 2023.
The case was reported to the Gender Unit of the state police command by InclusiveSWEF.
Through the OC Gender, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, issued an arrest warrant for Dr Kadiri through the state High Court. The Vice Chancellor of the university was also involved in the process.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, saying, “He is to appear in court in the coming days.”
Reacting, the spokesperson for UNILAG, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, said that the university was aware of an investigation involving an employee of the university.
She said, “UNILAG Management, on August 28, received a letter from the Nigeria Police Force, inviting an employee of the university for questioning. The employee was immediately informed of the development and advised to comply.
“On August 29, the employee complied. While we are not yet privy to the full details of the incident that led to the arrest of the employee, we are fully aware that the investigation is ongoing and we are cooperating with security agencies to ensure that the matter is resolved in the interest of justice.”