Written By Toyin Taiwo
“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’s 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 Sekxual
assault, then you’ll be fired with no benefits
and your lecturing career over.
We were all dismissed after the verdict. I met
[b] “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”[/b] 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 LovePeddler 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 govening 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
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 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.
To be continued