A dental nursing student at the Ogun State College of Health Tecnology, Identified as Mosunmola, 28, has accused one of her lecturers, Dr. Oluseyi Adu of impregnating her after he had intercourse with her so she could pass his course.
Speaking to PUNCH, Mosunmola claimed they had s*x in August 2016, adding that she’s 38 weeks pregnant at the moment.
Dr. Oluseyi Adu, the lecturer of course didn’t deny having s*x with the lady, but doubted that he is the father of the unborn child, because, according to him, he used protection.
She added that Dr. Adu took her to the Head of Department’s office where it was agreed that she could sit for the board exam.
Mosunmola said that she and other students took the exam at POGIL College of Health Technology, Oke-Eri, Ijebu Ode, on August 21, adding that Dr. Adu, who was among those on the panel, gave her some of his practical instruments and a laptop for safekeeping.
However, Mosunmola said when the school bus arrived to take the students back to the school, she forgot to give the practical instruments back to the lecturer.
She said Adu later called and asked her to bring the instruments to a hotel where he lodged.
She added that things went south after she stopped seeing her monthly flow few weeks later. She said after experiencing the early signs of pregnancy, she went for a test and it came out positive.
She said when Dr. Adu heard the news, he reluctantly accepted responsibility, but allegedly gave her a drug, Eprostol, to abort the pregnancy.
Mosunmola said that the HOD, Dean of the faculty, and the institution’s provost, who all attempted to mediate between she and Dr. Adu, were rebuffed by the lecturer.
She added that she took the case to the Human Rights Office of the Ogun State Ministry of Justice at Ijebu-Ode, where a lawyer, one Kolade, called the parties for a meeting.
She said that after the meeting, Dr. Adu agreed to pay N5,000 to her as feeding allowance every month, and N7,000 for her ante-natal registration.
She added that Dr. Adu only paid the said sum for 2 months and stopped.
They went back to the Human Rights Office to review the agreement, where Mosunmola presented a list of things she needed to get before giving birth. They amounted to N50,000 and Dr. Adu said he could only provide N30,000. Mosunmola said she refused.
She said she reported the case to the Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Health, where Adu also worked.
When results weren’t forthcoming, Mosunmola said she went to the college on April 13 when she knew Adu would be taking a class.
She alleged that the lecturer assaulted her when she pleaded with him for money.
She said some people intervened and she reported a case of assault to the police at the Ilese division, Ijebu Ode.
“I am now in my 38 weeks and anytime soon, I will have my child. I am an orphan and I don’t have any of my baby items ready. I am begging Nigerians to come to my rescue. I know I have made a mistake, but I need a second chance at life. I don’t have anywhere to go. It is a church that is accommodating me now,” she said.
Telling his own side of the story, Dr. Adu said:
He added that the following weekend, Mosunmola called to say she was pregnant, but later on said she was joking and only wanted to see how he would react.
He said he stopped responding to her calls afterwards until she sent him a text message saying the pregnancy had become real.
Dr. Adu said he reported himself to his wife first before Mosunmola could reach her, adding that he agreed to pay the N5,000 after much persuasion from the human rights lawyer.
He however said he regretted that decision because Mosunmola turned him to a “Cash Cow” after that time.
He said before Mosunmola could reach his wife, he quickly reported himself to her and begged for her forgiveness.
He said that when Mosunmola came to the school to meet him, she attacked him and was about stripping him unclad until he forcefully got away from her. He added that the case at the police station had been thrown out after he told officers that she was the aggressor.