Sex Scandal: Professor Opefeyitimi Was Found Prima Facie Liable – OAU

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File photo of the OAU entrance.

 

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has revealed that following the sex scandal involving a professor and a student of the institution, the Professor Joseph Ayo Opefeyitimi, has been found prima facie liable.

“Procedurally, after the receipt of the formal complaints, the first step was that the departmental committee sat on the matter and, after thorough investigation, Professor Opefeyitimi was found prima facie liable,” a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, said on Wednesday.

While stating the steps it is taking to addressthe issue, the institution also clarified that contrary to claims, it is not foot-dragging.

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“The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, would like to debunk an unfounded allegation making the rounds in some quarters, that it’s foot dragging in sanctioning a professor who was alleged to have sexually assaulted a female student in his office.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University have never shielded and will not shield any staff or student found to have committed any sexual misdemeanor. Previous cases of this nature have not evaded the disciplinary hammer of the University administration”.

Professor Opefeyitimi had been accused of sexually harassing a student, Boluwatife Hannah Bababunmi of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages.

The 25-year-old student disclosed this in a petition dated March 21, 2022 and titled; “Report of Sexual Assault and Molestation against Professor Ayo Opefeyitimi.”

OAU, however, re-iterated its zero tolerance for sexual harassment, adding that several lecturers who were found culpable in the past were sanctioned, hence it won’t hesitate to do same if the lecturer in question is found guilty.

“Of course, the University administration would have to present its recommendations to the Governing Council which has the final say on the matter, considering the status of the staff involved.

“We want the general public to be rest assured and be reassured that the present University Management does not condone sexual rascality of any form, under any guise against any member of the University community from anybody. We also pledge to continue to protect our students, particularly the female ones, against any sexual predator, no matter how highly placed.

“As a mark of its zero tolerance for sexual harassment, the present University Management had summarily dismissed three lecturers who had committed similar sexual offences. The first lecturer to be dismissed was of the department of Management and Accounting while the second one was from the department of English Language. The third one, who was given his letter of dismissal last month, was teaching in the department of International Relations,” the statement read in part.

2Baba Donates Multi-Million Naira Music Studio To OAU

2Baba with the Vice-Chancellor of OAU Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede during the unveiling of the studio.

 

Legendary singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2baba has donated a music recording studio to the music department of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The singer on Tuesday shared videos of the commissioning of the studio on his official social media handles.

He also shared videos of excited students signing the ‘Great Ife’ anthem and singing his praises, for the donation.

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“I always wished I had music as a course in my days in secondary and tertiary schools. My goal is to build a recording studio in as many schools as I can.

“I want to use this medium to ask my entertainment industry/celebrity friends to do anything they can as well,” 2Baba said as he shared videos of the unveiling of the studio.

The school in return inducted him as a Fellow Of The School of Music.

 

Find below more videos and pictures from the studio unveiling…

 

Adegoke’s Murder: Heavy Security At Re-Arraignment Of Adedoyin, Others

Security personnel at the High Court in Osogbo

 

There is heavy security presence at the Osun State High Court premises as the re-arraignment of Dr Rahmon Adedoyin and six others commenced over their alleged involvement in the death of Timothy Adegoke.

Adedoyin is the owner of the Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife where Adegoke, a postgraduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Osun State, was reportedly killed.

Adedoyin was charged with an attempted felony, conspiracy, unlawful interference with Adegoke’s corpse, tampering with the hotel’s receipt and CCTV camera with the intent to destroy evidence that would prove that the victim visited the hotel.

Others charged alongside him are Adedeji Adesola, Magdalene Chiefuna, Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwale Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem, Adebayo Kunle, and others at large.

Those still at large are Prince Rahim Adedoyin, Esther Asifo, and Quadiri Moshood.

Tragedy As OAU Student Falls Into Soakaway, Dies

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A file photo of the entrance gate of OAU main campus in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

 

Tragedy struck at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, when one of its students, Ajibola Heritage Ayomikun, died after falling into a soakaway at one of the private hostels in the Students Village.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, who confirmed the incident via a statement issued on Wednesday, said the deceased was a year two student of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages,

He stated that the university’s management is saddened by this unfortunate incident, and commiserated with the parents of the victim.

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Channels Television gathered that efforts made by personnel from the state’s fire service and other emergency rescue officials to save the life of the student proved abortive. While she was rushed to the OAU Teaching Hospital for medical attention, the student was certified dead upon reaching the hospital.

Reacting, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, sympathised with the student and condoled the parents of the deceased.

According to the university’s spokesman, the VC led his management team to the scene and described the incident as unacceptable.

He pledged to critically look into the circumstances that led to the student’s death and mete out appropriate sanctions against those involved or whoever is found culpable.

The Vice-Chancellor, therefore, appealed to the students to remain calm and law-abiding as the police, who have been briefed, are also investigating.

OAU Lecturers Commence Indefinite Strike Over Unpaid Allowances

OAU Sacks Professor Involved In Sex-For-Marks Scandal
A file photo of the entrance gate of OAU campus in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

 

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have commenced an indefinite strike.

The striking lecturers declared the industrial action said to be total and comprehensive over the non-disbursement of Earned Academic Allowance to (EAA) their colleagues.

The ASUU Chairman at OAU branch, Dr Adeola Egbedokun, announced the commencement of the strike in a statement on Monday.

According to him, this formed part of the resolutions reached at an emergency congress to update members on the EAA disbursement held in lle-Ife, Osun State.

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Egbedokun, during the meeting, briefed the lecturers on the series of engagements the executive has had with some senior members of the university community, as well as his conversation with the school’s vice-chancellor.

Thereafter, the lecturers affirmed that the university had no serious commitment to effecting the payment of EAA to deserving members, adding that all political and diplomatic means to resolve the issue had failed.

As part of their resolutions, the lecturers also agreed that the strike must not be called off without a congress resolution to the effect.

For them, the payment of EAA must be based on ASUU computation and anything short of that would be unacceptable while a strike coordinating committee should be set up to monitor compliance.

Read the statement by the ASUU chairman below:

ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU) OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY BRANCH, lle-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

RESOLUTIONS OF THE EMERGENCY CONGRESS HELD ON MONDAY, 31st JANUARY, 2022 AT 10.00AM.

Congress was called to order at about 10.16 am. Items on the agenda were adopted as follows:

(i) Update on EAA Disbursement.

Chairman briefed congress on the series of engagements the executive has had with some senior members of the University community.

He also reported his phone conversation with the Vice-Chancellor. Congress noted that there was no serious commitment on the part of the University to effect payment of EAA to deserving members.

Congress also noted that all political and diplomatic means to resolve the imbroglio has failed.

Consequently, congress resolved that:

i. Total, comprehensive, and indefinite strike should commence immediately.

ii. The strike must not be called off without a congress resolution to the effect.

iii. Payment of EAA must be based on ASUU computation. Anything short of this would be unacceptable.

iv. The Strike Coordinating Committee be set up to monitor the strike.

Based on the above and on the strength of the permission granted by ASUU National President, the Chairman, on behalf of the congress declared the commencement of ASUU OAU’s strike at exactly 11:53 am.

Adjournment: Congress rose at about 12 noon.

31/01/2022

Adeola Egbedokun Ph.D

Chairperson

Young Graduates Can Solve Nigeria’s Biggest Problems, Says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo spoke at the 60th anniversary ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, in Osun State, on December 11, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo spoke at the 60th anniversary ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, in Osun State, on December 11, 2021. Tolani Alli/State House

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday expressed optimism that young Nigerian graduates can provide solutions to the biggest challenges confronting the nation.

He made the remark while speaking at the 60th anniversary of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, in Osun State, according to a statement signed by presidential spokesperson, Laolu Akande.

The Vice President, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the convocation ceremony of the University, stood in for President Muhammadu Buhari as Visitor, and was accompanied by the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola. While the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, delivered the Convocation Lecture at the event presided over by the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, as Chancellor of the University.

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According to the VP, while young Nigerians, particularly the OAU graduands, stood on the shoulders of great men and women before them, the onus is on their generation to “deal with the biggest issues that confront the world, and our nation.”

“And it is big and innovative ideas that will solve those problems. You will have to confront the problems of climate change and a world moving away from fossil fuels, and you will usher in the age of renewable energy and green solutions,” the Vice President said.

He added that this generation of young Nigerians are equipped and could proffer solutions in the areas of education, agriculture, health care and security.

“Yes, the challenges are huge, but you are well equipped to resolve them; and the evidence is there… Since 2016, despite two recessions, young Nigerians have built 6 unicorns; a unicorn is a company that is valued at over a billion dollars,” he explained.

The VP added, “You will deal with the issues of feeding, educating, providing healthcare and jobs for the fourth largest population in the world in a few decades. We will need smarter Agric solutions to feed the huge numbers, technology is already helping to crowd-fund Agriculture and develop more prolific seedlings.

“You will confront the need to vastly improve our public and clinical healthcare. We must build on the work of the Genomic Centre at Ede, and the local vaccine production efforts going on already and make local drugs for hundreds of millions of Nigerians.”

In education, while noting that the sector needed several new solutions, including designing methods to teach millions even outside of classrooms, the VP stated that “there are many young men and women already doing great things using technology to reach children in far flung areas with education.”

The Vice President added that the use of technology and improvement in nationwide policing would further help the country address its security challenges.

“The insecurity problems we are experiencing, the rise of terrorism in several parts of this large country and access to modern weaponry by non-state actors tell us that we must be smarter in policing the country, using smart drones and surveillance equipment. The politicization of importation of arms tells us that we must manufacture our own arms.

“Already Proforce, led by Ade Ogundeyin, is manufacturing APCs and MRAPS in their factory in Ode Remo and exporting. So are Imperium, and the government-owned DICON (Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria) producing different types of munitions. The future is smart weapons benefiting from A.I. and machine learning,” he said.

Prof. Osinbajo then praised the vision of the University’s founders and management in driving the academic excellence for which the Obafemi Awolowo University is known, an institution, which he said has produced great thinkers and leaders throughout its history.

Copiously quoting the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, for whom the university was renamed, the VP recalled that “Chief Awolowo, for many years Chancellor of the University, gave some of the most memorable and consequential lectures on the political economy of Nigeria; and addressed some of its most crucial problems, including the imperative of democracy, national economic development, ideology of governance and national census figures.”

He also observed that OAU was very much ahead of its time when it named its medical faculty, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and its engineering faculty, the Faculty of Technology.

Commending the achievements of several alumni of the university over the years, Prof. Osinbajo narrated how US-based Prof Oluyinka Olutoye, an alumnus of the faculty of health sciences gained “global recognition when he led a team of surgeons, to successfully take a 23-week-old baby out of her mother’s womb, removed a tumour and returned it to the mother’s womb where the injuries from her operation healed and she continued to grow until she was born, the second time at 36 weeks.”

He also observed that “not surprisingly, the early leaders in tech and tech-enabled businesses were alumni of OAU’s Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering; Segun Ogunsanya, CEO of Airtel Africa, and Karl Toriola, CEO of MTN Nigeria. Another Great Ife Alumnus and product of this same department, Prof. Akintayo Akinwande, who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is one of the world’s most respected professors of electrical engineering and computer science.”

Most recently, according to the VP, “another alumnus of the Electronics and Electrical engineering department. Miss Funke Opeke, made global investment news when Equinix, the global conglomerate announced that it was acquiring MainOne, the company she founded, for $320 million.”

Continuing on the feats of OAU Alumni, Prof. Osinbajo recalled that he had “the pleasure of meeting with Professors Adesuyi Ajayi and Femi Babalola, both OAU alumni, when they undertook ground breaking research and clinical trials into the potential use of Ivermectin as a prophylactic and cure for COVID-19.”

Other notable OAU alumni and lecturers mentioned in various fields of endeavours included Segun Osoba, Sesan Dipeolu, Toye Olorode, Oladipo Fashina, Segun Adewoye, G.G. Darah, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina (President of the African Development Bank), Dr. Okey Oramah (President of Afrexim Bank) and Prof. Toyin Falola, the distinguished historian now of the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

He also noted OAU’s new generation alumni, including Nairaland’s Seun Osewa; Jobberman’s Olalekan Elude, Ayodeji Adewunmi and Opeyemi Awoyemi, among others.

The VP added that “it was while still teaching here also that Prof. Wole Soyinka won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. But less well known is the fact that he was also a lecturer at the University of Ife, Ibadan Campus, in the early 1960s.”

The Vice President congratulated the graduands, who were doctoral candidates bagging their Doctors of Philosophy degrees. He also congratulated the two honorary doctorate recipients at the Convocation: the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, and well-known business tycoon, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo.

According to him, the calibre of honorary graduands at the ceremony was testament to the University’s high standards.

Paying tributes to the faculty of the university, the VP, himself a professor, paused “to celebrate my colleagues in academia, the great scholars, and fine academics who make up the faculties here at the OAU; you are the thought leaders at a historic moment, whose great task is to guide the present and inspire the future.”

His speech also highlighted the strategic objectives of the National Development Plan 2021-2025 as including establishing a strong foundation for a diversified economy, investing in critical infrastructure, power and broadband, enabling human capital development and improving governance and strengthening security.

Incidentally, the VP also noted that “one of the crafters of the Plan, Ambassador Yemi Dipeolu, the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, is also an alumnus of OAU, while his father, Mr. Sesan Dipeolu of blessed memory, was Ife’s first African librarian.”

Prof. Osinbajo said “there is much to show and many stories to tell; stories of the institution itself and many of incredible successes of its alumni; stories of the triumphs of human endeavour, the primacy of ideas, the creative force of the introspective mind and the power of vision.”

In the opinion of the Vice President, “OAU is and continues to be very much a bastion of progressivism and innovation, and not surprisingly you will find the phrase “Aluta against all oppression” in the Great Ife anthem. This progressivism is evident in the outlook of staff and students alike.”

Present at the Convocation were eminent Nigerians, government dignitaries, top officials, traditional rulers, academics, staff and students.

At the end of the Convocation, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eyitayo Ogunbodede, conducted the VP and other dignitaries around an arts exhibition to commemorate the event.

OAU Student’s Murder: NANS Demands Justice, Speedy Investigation

 

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) southwest zone has called for speedy investigation and justice in the case of murder of a Master’s student at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State.

The group at a press briefing held on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital demanded that justice must prevail no matter how highly placed those found guilty are in the society in order not to set a bad precedence

“It is commendable that the Nigeria Police force was able to tape the murder scene and carry out some investigations so far. Justice must have its full course so as not to set dangerous precedence,” Adegboyega Emmanuel, coordinator of the group said.

They commended the Nigeria Police for their efforts in the investigation and threatened to mobilize mass action against any attempt to subvert justice.

The victim – Timothy Adegoke –  an Abuja-based student, had travelled to Ife on November 5 to take an examination at the school’s distance learning center in Moro, Osun State.

According to the police, a case of a missing person was reported two days later at the Edun Abon Police Station and later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.

While the student was later found dead and his body recovered, the police said six suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing.

 

Slain OAU Postgraduate Student’s Body Not In Our Custody – Police

The crest of the Nigeria Police Force crest is on a police officer’s uniform. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Police authorities in Osun State have faulted the claims that the body of a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Timothy Adegoke, is in their custody.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Opalola Olawoyin, made the disclaimer in a statement on Monday.

“The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police is constrained to clear the air on the crucial issue of an autopsy on the body of the deceased, Mr Timothy Adegoke a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University.

“This becomes compelling in view of the disturbing misinformation and deliberate obfuscation of issues by some persons in the media and elsewhere,” said Olawoyin who is a Superintendent of Police.

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“Please permit us in the Nigeria Police to state for the avoidance of doubt that, the body of the deceased; Adegoke is at the UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital, Osogbo where the autopsy is expected to be done.

“The autopsy scheduled for last Friday, 19th November 2021, was postponed to Monday, 22nd November 2021, to enable the deceased’s family pathologist present when it is being conducted.”

She stressed that the command remained committed to unravelling the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased.

Olawoyin also urged the people to show more patience, cooperation and understanding, saying Adegoke’s family has always been aware of the hospital where his body was deposited.

“The Commissioner of Police Osun State Command, CP Olawale Olokode, psc further reiterates that justice will prevail, and no stone will be left unturned,” she stated.

Adegoke had travelled to Ife on November 5 to take an examination at the school’s distance learning centre in Moro, before he met his death.

According to the police, a case of a missing person was reported two days later at the Edun Abon Police Station and later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.

While the student was later found dead and his body recovered, the police said six suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing.

Police Arrest Six Suspects Linked To Murder Of OAU Student

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File photo

 

Six suspects have been arrested in Osun State for the murder of a master’s student at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

The victim – Timothy Adegoke –  an Abuja-based student, had travelled to Ife on November 5 to take an examination at the school’s distance learning center in Moro, Osun State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, who disclosed this in a statement, said the victim was declared missing on November 7 when friends and family members could not reach him and he was found dead.

“Recall that a case of a missing person was reported on November 7, 2021 around 4.30 pm at the Edun Abon Police Station and later transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department,” she said.

“The detectives from SCID of the command swung into action and arrested six suspects in connection with the case. The body has been found while the investigation is ongoing.”

“The remains of the student has been found. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, wishes to assure the general public, especially the family of the deceased, students and management of Obafemi Awolowo University that, the state police command is working to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death.”

OAU Students Protest Closure Of School By Management

 

Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife have protested against the closure of the school on the directive of its management.

The aggrieved students trooped out as early as 7:30am on Saturday as they stormed the streets within and outside the campus in Osun State.

They shut the campus gate and blocked the major roads leading to the school, insisting that the management must rescind its directive on the total shutdown of the campus and that students should vacate the hostels.

OAU students have insisted that the management must withdraw the directive to close the school.

 

Authorities at the institution had ordered the closure of the school and directed students to vacate the hostels following a protest sparked by the death of a final year student, Aisat Adesina.

 

Justice For Aisat

In an interview with Channels Television, students’ union officials said they have zero confidence in the health facility.

They blamed Aisat’s death on personnel who they said did not attend to her properly when she was rushed to the medical facility.

A file photo of late Aisat Adesina.

 

“The first thing we want the management to do is to open our school with immediate effect; we want it now,” said Salvation Grace who is the Vice President-elect of the union.

“We want justice for Aisat, we want justice for Korede (another late student), we want justice for every student who went to that health centre in their lifetime and were not treated properly.”

But the management of the institution had a different view, saying the closure of the school was a necessary decision to take at the moment.

OAU Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, explained that the management took the decision after appealing to the students on four different occasions.

Some students with leave the hostels with their belongings after authorities ordered the closure of the school.

 

“If you say you are protesting, it is your fundamental human right,” he said. “But you should not allow that protest to lead to violence.

“Blocking the Ife-Ibadan Highway and the Ife-Ede Highway for nine consecutive hours is not right. We now envisaged a situation that as things were going, the university should be proactive and do the needful.”

While scores of students gathered at the Students’ Union building to condemn the management’s decision, Channels Television crew observed that others came out of their hostels with their belongings.

Meanwhile, sources said late Aisat would be buried on Monday at the school’s cemetery.

OAU Shut Down After Protests Over Student’s Death

A file photo of the front gate of the Obafemi Awolowo University.

 

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, has closed down the school “until further notice” following protests that rocked the varsity in the aftermath of a student’s death. 

In a statement on Friday evening, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Abiodun Olarewaju, said the move was aimed at preventing the breakdown of order as the students, who were protesting over the death of a Year 4 student, Adesina Omowumi Aishat, blocked the Ife/Ibadan and Ife/Ede roads. 

“Therefore, having exhausted all necessary avenues to call the students to order and allow normalcy to return to the campus and its environs, the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, have accordingly closed down the school until further notice. This is to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

“In view of this, all students are hereby directed to vacate their halls of residence and the Campus latest by 12:00 noon on Saturday, 2nd October 2021.”

The swearing-in ceremony of newly-elected Students’ Union members has also been suspended, the statement added. 

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“In the meantime, the University management has put in place the machinery to unravel the circumstances surrounding the immediate and remote cause(s) of the crisis,” it said. 

Narrating how the late 24-year-old Aishat died, Olarewaju explained that the student of the Department of Foreign Languages, “reported to the Health Centre with signs and symptoms of a severe infection. 

“She was promptly treated with some drugs prescribed and asked to report back as an out-patient. She reported back to the Health Centre in the morning of Thursday, 30th September 2021. Upon examination, she was referred to the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital for further management where she regrettably died on Thursday 30th September 2021.”

Olarewaju, while condoling with the parents, “the parents, friends, colleagues and the entire students of the University on this sad loss”, prayed for the repose of her soul.

Sexual Harassment: OAU Sacks Another Lecturer

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Obafemi Awolowo University (File Photo)

 

The Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has sacked another lecturer of the institution who was found guilty of sexual harassment against a female student.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju.

According to Olarewaju, the decision to dismiss Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje of the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Arts was taken by the University Council at its last sitting on Monday, September 6.

“Having exhaustively deliberated on the report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against Dr Mosobalaje, the University Council, unambiguously declared its zero tolerance to sexual harassment in any form or guise and, accordingly, applied the appropriate university sanctions for such an offence as contained in the University regulation,” the statement read in part.

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The dismissal comes years after the institution sacked a professor of Management Accounting, Richard Akindele over sexual harassment.

About two weeks ago, the university management formally inaugurated an anti-sexual harassment policy.

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi and wife of the Osun State Governor, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola were present at the inauguration, as well as a former Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Professor Yemisi Obilade who was the main speaker.

At several fora, the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to uphold the “zero-tolerance policy” for sexual harassment and other social vices.

The Council of University chaired by Owelle Oscar Udoji has also pledged to support policies that promote mutual co-existence between all the members of the university community.