A lecturer in the department of Public Administration of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Dr. Gambo Abdul has been arrested for allegedly seducing a male student Abubakar Abdulkareem to be his gay partner.
According to a LEADERSHIP newspaper report,
“…the student Abubakar had severally rebuffed the advances of the lecturer who wanted him to be his gay partner but became agitated when the lecturer threatened to fail him if he refused to succumb.
“It was gathered that based on the threat from the lecturer who is from Minna, that Abubakar reported the case to his parents about the move by the lecturer and the inherent threat to his academic pursuit.
“Consequently, it was learnt that the family of the student decided to investigate further and later found out that their son’s claim was true.
“It was further gathered that the student was instructed to play along last weekend when the said lecturer invited Abubakar into one of the suites in an hotel located at eastern bye pass Minna.
“It was learnt that when the boy met the lecturer at the hotel the lecturer wanted to make advances to him, without knowing that police officers were stationed within the area. The lecturer was apprehended and taken to Chanchaga police division.
“Abubakar told LEADERSHIP that his ordeal with the lecturer started over two years ago when he was doing his Diploma programme at the university, before he gained admission for his degree programme.
“He explained that the said lecturer was initially like his caretaker which was why he was close to him, but only decided to stay away from him when he started to make illicit advances towards him.
“He said when the situation was getting to a level of threat, especially to fail him, because he was in his department, he decided to report to his family, leading to his arrest.
“When contacted, the police public relations officer, PPRO, Mr. Pius Edobo, a DSP confirmed the incident to LEADERSHIP, saying that the case would be charged to court, even as the police continue with its investigations.”