Charles Soludo, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and economist of some renown, is always quick to pontificate about the problems facing Nigeria.
He recently called for a new constitution because “the ordinary man in Nigeria has not benefited and is worse off by the current system that we have.” He also claimed that he predicted the current economic crisis facing the country.
But Soludo has also allegedly been part of one of Nigeria’s oldest problems – that of sexual harassment of female students by university lecturers. He was a professor of economics at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka (UNN) in the 1990s.
One of his former students told Naijiant.com that Soludo failed a beautiful female student in his course because she rejected his advances. However, according to the source, the professor had picked on the “wrong girl”. Her brother was a “bad ass” that belonged to the Pyrate Confraternity (aka National Association of Seadogs) – a cult that many students in those days were wise to avoid getting on their wrong side.
The brother, who was at the University of Jos, then confronted Soludo at his office and told him that the place would be burnt down if his sister did not pass. The scared professor, in the words of the source chose to “solu udo” (the professor’s name means “follow peace” in Igbo) and changed the sister’s marks.