Office romance: Secretary demands N.1m pay-off from lecturer ‘lover’

A 39-year-old lady serving as a
personal secretary to a professor at the Delta
State University, DELSU, Abraka has been
arrested 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.”
Fielding questions from newsmen, the suspect
who was weeping profusely 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.”

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