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In a memo signed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin), Professor P. Okon, dated August 10, 2021, addressed to the university community, the management of the university decried the prevalence of what it called “obnoxious and abhorrable acts of sorting, extortion, and sex for grades/sexual harassment” among teaching staff.

He was arrested  following a report by one Gloria Ogunnupebi, who reported at the Obalende divisional headquarters Ijebu Ode, that in May 2021, she received a message from a strange foreign number via a voice note on her WhatsApp that  she should send the sum of N200,000 or else her nude picture would be uploaded on social media for public consumption. 

The three policemen namely: Inspector Sunday John, Sgt. Jimoh Asimiya and Sgt. Solomon Adedapo, allegedly forcefully extorted the said amount of money from the complainant while he was travelling from Abeokuta to Lagos. 

The Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, in an interview on Thursday in Abuja, said that FRSC would not hesitate to punish any personnel found extorting driver’s licence applicants.