The Imo State University in Owerri, Nigeria, has set up a committee that is investigating the authenticity of the footage that is circulating on the internet.
In the footage the Head of Department of Biochemistry of the institution, Professor Emmanuel Agumuo, was allegedly having sex with ones of his students.
The Head of Department was handcuffed in the footage.
He has been arrested by plain-clothed security men.
Sources stated that besides allegedly taking N150 000 ($393) as a bribe from the female student, the Head of Department has also demanded sex from her in order for him to give her a pass mark.
The source stated that the female student had problems with her results after her classmates had graduated, she then went to the Head of Department but he demanded N150 000, which she paid, and sex from her.
The source went on to state that when the girl told the professor that she was about to get married he rejected it, she then played along with the help of the security men and the professor was arrested with the girl in the room, but the video is now on the internet.
Retaliating to the scandal, the university stated that they have put together a committee that will look into the matter.
The Public Relations Officer, Ralph Obinjoku, stated that the management was not taking the matter lightly and anybody who was found guilty would not be spared by management because they do not tolerate sex-for-marks or any act that lowers the excellent academic standard of the institution.