Police in Delta State have arrested a 39-year-old personal secretary to a professor at the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, for sending a malicious text message to her boss to pay her N100,000 as ‘settlement’ for having amorous relationship with her or be ready to face public scandal.
Parading the lady (names withheld), yesterday, in Asaba, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, said she was picked up following a report lodged “by a Professor of Faculty of Fine Arts, DELSU, Abraka who reported that he received a threat text message from an unknown person demanding N100,000 to avoid defamatory publication on him.
“However, through intelligence policing, special anti-kidnapping squad operatives based at Obiaruku tracked and arrested the personal secretary to the professor.”
The suspect, while fielding questions from newsmen amid tears said, “I did not do anything. My crime is that I am sleeping with a married man. The Prof is my boyfriend. I asked him for N100,000 or I would make it known to the public that we were dating. I wanted to end the relationship and use the money as a pay-off.
“We have been dating for two years now. I run a boutique and a business centre in Abraka. I am also the private secretary to the professor.
“He has not been paying. I did not want to blackmail him . I did not mean any harm when I sent the text message. I never expected it was going to be like this. I felt because we were dating he would give me the money.”
Authorities of the school are yet to release a statement on the matter.