Wednesday, 19 June 2013
VIDEO/TRANSCRIPT: Sexual Harassment At AAU, Ekpoma: Victimized Student Fights Back
TRANSCRIPT: The sexual harassment encounter between Engineer P. O. Otubu of Ambrose Alli University and a female student "Judith"-The video starts with an approach to a room with a burglary proof gate and a wooden door slightly open behind it. The gate appears locked and Engineer/Professor P. O. Otubu sat on a plastic chair panting after what appears to be a fight between him and student "Judith"
Female voice: Judith
Femaile Voice: I wan talk to you
Lecturer: You don naked me now
Judith: (apparently calling the man) Otubu
Judith: Oh. Sheybi you for don pass me (meaning she already got a passing grade from an earlier sexual encounter with the professor) , make I go. It is better than all this sweat.
Lecturer: the other time I didn’t know your number then
Judith: Ah, ahn, you didn’t know…you did it intentionally
Lecturer: No, no, no no
Judith: So that I will come and you'll do it again , so that you will f**k
Judith: ( says something in local Edo dialect)
(Lecturer makes a pleading gesture to person filming the incident. Judith appears to use a phone to take lecturer’s picture)
Lecturer: my brother, you are a man. Are you a student?
Male voice: Judith, Judith, Juddith
Male voice 2: (apparently in response to lecturer’s pleading gestures) Wetin you dey beg, you dey beg me? You never see (inaudible)
Male Voice 1 from "film crew": Judith, Judith, that is okay. Open the door for him. Open for him, open for him. Please open for him
Male voice 2: Open where?
Judith: (apparently in answer to lecturer’s quiet question) I don’t know them o
Lecturer: (to man or men behind camera) My friend
(Judith derides the man’s privates )
Judith: John Thomas (laughs)
Male voice 1: Judith, wey the check wetin e wan sign. E don sign am?
Judith: I no see am see check
Lecturer:E no bounce check now I have the check
Male voices: Oya sign them now. You go sign that check before you leave this plave o. Which bank?
Lecturer: (apparently answering) Bank PHB…
Ale voice 1: okay I have somebody that can verify it for me
Lecturer: As soon as they pay in June salary, you cash it
Male voice 2: June salary? We should be waiting for June salary?
Male voice 3?: no, noooo. No.
Male voice 2: Sign it first
Male voice: where is the car key
Male voice: Sign it first
Judith: (Appears to be talking on the phone ) Honey? Ohhhh, e tell me say my car no…I dey video am sha, normal….my love
Male voice: E don sign am
(Judith , whilst on the phone, pulls lecturer’s trousers stripping him nearly naked)
Male voice: Judith, let him sign the cheque first now. (Shouting) Let him sign the cheque
(Whilst Judith is pulling the man’s trousers)
Female voice : Let am sign the cheque
Male voice: let am sign the cheque
Male voice: no worry, e no bounce
(man talks inaudibly)
Male voices keep calling out to Judith
Male voice; leave that man
Judith (still with phone to her ear says to lecturer): Put your hand down
Male voices support her request by shouting the same to lecturer
Male voice: What are you still waiting?
Female voice: Put your hand down
Judith: Put your hand down. Oya snap us. Put oyour hand down
(Lecturer complies revealing a shrivelled up penis)
Judith: Put your hand down.
Male voice: stay close, stay close
(lecturer smiles sheepishly)
Judith: (slaps his back because he has pulled his trousers up again.) Put you hand down. You are covering your john Thomas
Male voice 1: Put your hands down . you see you are covering it. Put your hands down
Lecturer: Are you taking it? (apparently asking if they are filming / taking pictures)
Judith: Oya, Snap am o. I hope e get memory card
Male voice: yes, yes
Male 2: better memory card, you never see
Judith: you are not going anywhere.
Male voice1: you are not going anywhere. Come come come come, see
Male voice2 : The fact is, If this cheque bounce, this photograph will get around this school
Male voice: settle us first, settle us now first
Lecturer; I beg, give me something to wear
Male voice: I gave you something to wear – that white knicker. Put this oon , wear that one
Lecturer: I will wear it on top of it
Male voice: wear it on top. You can go with it . It is my own
Male voice 2: I wanted to give him my knicker if he he can pay for it
Female voice: Go sit down. Your own no pass money (she says apparently to the boy who wanted money for his own shorts) - instead make una dey beg my sister
Male voice: I don beg o. I don beg o
Lecturer: This is pass…Its cheque book
Male voice: Thre are some things inside ( the ma’s trousers). Give her everything to hold (must be female voice) so that nothing is missing
Male voice: Where is the cheque book? Where is the cheque book
Judith: If you do not put this thing, I will call your wife
Female voice: e say e wan sign cheque now
Male voice: Sign the cheque, before you do anything
( A lot of behind the scene conversations. People are asking what is going on )
Judith: Which date e go put for the cheque
Lecturer: June salary
Male voice: we don’t even know when…
Male date : put any date that
Lecturer: (inaudible utterance) soon as they pay, just come and cash it. This Monday
Make voice2: If you out Monday the cheque is oing to bounce because june salary…Monday is not okay. Put month end
Male voice: What is on the 30th?
Lecturer: It is Friday or so.
Male voice: okay put 29th
Male voice 2:You go settle our own?
Lecturer: I have already put 30th
Male voice: hope that signature is your signature. Or else you go see yourself inside TV today
Male voice: This one clear. E clear like DVD nah. This lecturer?
(lecturer gives a frowning Judith the cheque, smiling and petting her)
Male voice: show the cheque, show am show am
(someone holds cheque up to camera)
Male voice: This is the cheque? From Mr Okosun. N100,000
Male voice 2: N100,000?
Is N100,000 okay by you
Judith: He’s paid (inaudible) N500..(rest inaudible)
(Lecturer tries to hide face behind cheque. Voices ask him to bring h is hands down from his face)
Male voice: your father
Lecturer: (smiling) you are abusing me?
Male voice: you know wetin lecturer don do me for this school?
Lecturer: Which course are you doing?
Male voice: Why you dey ask me?
(Apparently to Judith’s further protests)
Male voice: Its ok , its ok. Here is your cheque. Hold the cheque
(The cheque appears to be in the name of one Okosun)
Male voice 2: Sign that cheque on the back. Sign that cheque on the back. Put your name , you number and….your name your number and your home address
Female voice: Do all this thing, make you open this door
Transcript provided by Kayode Ogundamisi