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OAU Students Peacefully Protest Against Rape, Call For Prosecution of Lecturers Involved in Sexual Assault

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Oladele Adeola

Some Students of Obafemi Awolowo University alongside other conscious Nigerians held a peaceful protest against rape on Tuesday.

As a reaction to one of the most recent rape cases in the country regarding an 100 level UNIBEN student who was raped and killed in a church, an anti-rape peaceful protest was staged in Ile-ife. Protestors flaunted placards urging people to stay away from rape and placards with sign “women rights are human rights.”

Protestors (Photo Credit: Adejumo Kabir)

Despite threats from security operatives, OAU Kilonshele gathered that the protest went well. Adejumo Kabir, one of the active coordinator of the protest, made it known that “their aim and need to express their heartfelt displeasure was not just to seek justice for victims like Uwa and Tina but to prevent such disastrous future occurrences.”

He also cited rape cases in the past that ended up with no justice for the victims.

The protestors referred to two incidences of rape that have occurred in the university premises recently and called for the perpetrators to be prosecuted. Bisi Olaleye and Monday Omoetan, two lecturers who were found guilty of sexual assault by the university are yet to be prosecuted. Although, Mr. Omoetan was handed over to the police and suspended by the university, but that was because his own victim was a minor.

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