IT was over and I was back in school. I
told Happy to move in with me and her
agreed, trust me I always pay my dues. I
can’t rule out the fact that I’m where I
am today through her help.
A month after the resumption, the class rep made an announcement that we’ve all been given Project supervisor. We are to go to check the list at the HOD’S office. We all went to the departmental office after the day’s lectures.
I checked my name and I was to be supervised by Doctor Williams. I was paired with three other students. The four of us decided to go to him to
present ourselves as his project student.
After the brief introduction, he told us
to go and choose three topics each, so
he’ll be the one to pick one for us out
of the three topics. He gave us his
numbers and we gave him ours too.
We all turned to leave and he told me to
stay back. The others left and I was
left alone with him.
Firstly, he took his time to scan me
from head to toe. From my Givenchy
orange jumpsuit to my Fossil George
brown copper wrist watch and down to
my Dior slingback heels and bag.
“Anike! I’ve had eyes for you since 300l
and I’m happy that fate brought us together
at last. I’m happy you are one
of my project students.
I like you and I want to date you” he
said after sizing me up.
“You want us to date or you want to
sleep with me?”
I said that because that’s his specialty,
sleeping with female students.
“Wow! I know you are sound academically
but I never knew you are this blunt. You are very correct I want to sleep with you. I want to see these gorgeous body clothes is covering” He
said smiling seductively.
“Sir with all due respect that will not be
“Then be prepared to have an F in this
project and you know what that means”
“Sir, please I can give you anything you
want other than my body” I went on my
“See big girl like you kneeling down.
Get up my dear, kneeling won’t solve this. Just give me what I want and you
even sweat to get an A in this project”
Doctor Williams should be in his early
The 40s, no doubt he’s handsome. Female students throw advances at him. He had a history with quite a number of them.
Why he wants me to add me to the lists is what I don’t get. I don’t dress
provocatively, I rock expensive wears,
fine but not seductive ones.
I stood up, ready to leave since my
pleadings didn’t work.
“Meet me this weekend at Cascade
Hotel, room 106”
“You will wait till eternity” I said and
left his office.
I went straight to the HOD’s office and I
met some of my course mates. I told them
I want to change supervisor. But
they all warned me not to try it that I’ll
attract unnecessary attractions to myself
from the other lecturer.
I was mad, I determined not to give up
easily. I seek counsel from another
lecturer in the department and said the
same thing. I even told him my
supervisor wants to sleep but he
advised him to keep on posting him, he
said the man is mouthed in the
the department, he might not allow me
graduate if I don’t tread carefully.
I asked him if I could report to the HOD
and he told said You want to use the monkey to harvest banana. You want to report a flirt
lecturer to another flirt lecturer”
I gave up on my pursuit of changing supervisor. So I decided to play along, I won’t say yes, I won’t say no. I’ll just keep on posting him.
On Saturday, I was in Abuja with Prince.
My supervisor called and called. Prince
noticed I wasn’t picking my calls.
“Why are you rejecting your calls?”
“It’s not an important call”
“Your admirers won’t let me have a
quality time with my Princess” he said
going through his tabloid.
“Prince it’s my project supervisor”
“Pick it then, maybe he wants to discuss
“He’s waiting for me in a hotel as we
“When did that start?”
“And you didn’t tell me”
“I thought I could handle it”
“By not picking his calls! When will all
this male lecturer stop this their sexual
“This one is even worse”
“What’s his name?”
“No, Senior lecturer”
His call came in again. “Pick the call and record your conversation,” he said and I obeyed. I received the call and recorded our
“I’ll call your VC,” he said when I was
through with the call.
“You know the VC?” I was surprised, he
never mentioned it.
He nodded dialing his number.
“Is there anyone in this country you
don’t know?” He didn’t answer me, he had already placed the call.
He spoke with the VC on the phone. I heard
him gave him my details (department
and level) then he mentioned the
lecturer’s name too.
He disconnected the call. “He said you
should report to his office, 11pm on
“VC’s office! Please I don’t want this
case to get to that level”
My almost five years in the university,
I’ve never stepped foot in the VC’s
“Well, it’s too late, the VC is already
involved” he said. And I wished I kept
my mouth shut.
“Well that’s Admiral Gabriel Alawode on the
line” VC revealed to them.
They all stood up immediately to
“I should have revoke your certificates, so
you won’t be able to lecture in the four walls
of any university in this country again or
throw you in jail and allow you spend the rest
of your miserable life in prison.
But I won’t do that, I’ll wait to hear your
One more thing I’m the small boy that digs
that gold. Just FYI” He said and the line went
“What! Did he just said that” I almost said
that out. He never made our relationship
public, except for those who are close to
him. I promise myself right there that I’ll
make him pay for what he did to me in the presence of my lecturers.
The two female panelists’ gaze shifted on
me and I don’t like the look I saw. Those two
were rooting for me some minutes ago.
I bowed my head, cos I don’t know who to
face. But I raised it immediately giving them
the ‘I’m his girl so what’ look.
“Please read the final verdicts please and
let’s get out of here” The VC said Checking
One of the panelist read. “From all
indications, all evidences pointed that you are
guilty and you are hereby suspended for six
You are to turn over all the academic
materials in your possession. All the courses
you take is to be handed over to another
You are also stripped of all facilities the
school provides for you.
Also your project students will be given
When you resumed after 6months, no study
leave and no sabbatical leave for one year.
And if any female student report any sexual
assault, then you’ll be fired with no benefits
and your lecturing career over.
We were all dismissed after the verdict. I met
“Are you OK?” he asked
“I’m not OK” Though Doctor Williams
deserved what he was served.
“You know you’ve saved a lot of female
students from His claws”
He was right, he can never force himself on
any student again. But that was the least of my worries.
“Prince actually open up about my
relationship with him in the presence of
everyone in that conference room” I told PA.
“He was pissed Anike.”
“Pissed! Good! And I’ll show him what it
means to be pissed.”
“Anike take it easy, he did all this to get
justice for you.”
So I should go and embrace him or give him
a medal as the best boyfriend of the year?”
“Anike, I knew about your first night with him.
I was in the room that morning when you are
bathing and I saw the sheet Or do you think
guy who did the laundry won’t tell the other
staff about the sheet? I will go miles for
someone like that too.”
“See another embarrassment” I thought.
He continued. “ You know the way all the
staff in the house treats you, they all love and
respect you. We all thought Admiral brought
a prostitute into his home but you proved us
wrong. I see the way you treat the staff. You
even threw a birthday party for one of them at
the staff quarters. You think Admiral is blind,
he sees everything and who wouldn’t guide
such woman jealously.”
“I’ve heard you, that reminds me, why did the
panelist stood up when they heard his
name?” I asked inquisitively.
“That’s because Admiral is the Chairman of
the University governing councils.”
“This same university!”
“Yes, he was appointed three years ago by
the federal government.”
“As usual! he’s always everywhere” I said
I blamed myself for not going through the
school calendar booklet. I would have seen
his name there. The only one I took time to
read was the one we were given in 100l.
I wasn’t feeling good for lectures, so I
decided to go home. I thanked PA for his
help, I offered to drop him off at the airport
but he said he came with a cab driver.
On my way home in my car, I tuned into a
radio station. I just needed something to
lighten my mood. Luckily for me I heard a
song I liked ‘I’m the one’ playing and I
settled for that.
Yes! I’m the one, my lecturers should deal
I got back home and changed into a pink
camisole on a sky blue short. Later in the
evening, I gave Happy the gist of the day
when she returned. She like the way
everything went. She didn’t feel bad one bit
for the lecturer.
Prince call came in, I stood up and went to
my room to receieve his call, there I can
shout at him and pour out my anger on him.
“Prince, what’s the meaning of the stunt you
pulled earlier. You threw me under the bus!”
“I’m sorry, It wasn’t intentional. You know I
won’t say such on a normal day.”
“You think sorry will fix it. Why are you even
on phone in the first place. Prince must you
be there, can’t you allow the VC handle it?”
“You won’t understand, I’m mad over you.”
“Do You know the kind of picture you’ve
painted for me. How will I walk with my
heads up when I see my lecturers.”
“I’m sorry I slipped!”
“Keep the sorry to your self Beau, because I
won’t let this slide.”
“I need a break till I clear my head. Good!
Bye!” I said and hung up on him.
“I will punish him a little” I said to myself.
QUESTION: Lol, what’s this Anike feeling like, Mary Magdalene or Queen Elizabeth? See igberaga 😂
To be continued…
Story By Toyin Taiwo