From ‘Yanju Uwala
A lecturer, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, has been announced dismissed by the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, over offences of sexual intimidation, harassment and coercion of a female student.
Mosobalaje, is of the Department of English Language, Faculty of Arts.
In a statement by the University Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, the Governing Council of the Institution found him guilty of sexual demeanor against a female student.
“The Council decision was taken after it deliberated on the report of its Joint Committee and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against him”, the statement reads.
According, the University Council has declared 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.
Recall that a Professor of Accounting from same University, Richard Akindele was also dismissed in June, 2018 haveing been found guilty of same offences.
Professor Akindele was later prosecuted at the Federal High Court Osogbo, where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in Jail, while he was ordered to forfeit his mobile telephones to the Federal Government.
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