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Top Nigerian University Dismisses Senior Lecturer For Sexual Misconduct




A senior lecturer within the Division of English, Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU), Ile-Ife, Adebayo Mosobalaje, has been dismissed for ‘sexual misconduct’ by the varsity authorities.

This was introduced in a press release by the Public Relations Officer of the college, Abiodun Olarewaju, titled, ‘Sexual harassment: OAU dismisses one other lecturer’.

The assertion learn, “In its avowed dedication to rid the College of any type of sexual intimidation, harassment and, or coercion, the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo College, Ile-Ife, has dismissed one other lecturer who was discovered responsible of sexual demeanor towards a feminine scholar.

“The choice to dismiss Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje of the Division of English Language within the School of Arts was taken by the College Council at its final sitting on Tuesday, September seventh, 2021.

“Having exhaustively deliberated on the report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment towards Mosobalaje, the College Council, unambiguously declared its zero tolerance to sexual harassment in any kind or guise and, accordingly, utilized the suitable College sanctions for such an offence as contained within the College regulation.”

Since 2018 when the story of sexual harassment allegations towards a professor of accounting on the college’s school of administration, Richard Akindele, went viral, the establishment has often been within the information for comparable causes.

Akindele, who was dismissed by the college, was additionally discovered responsible and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment following his prosecution by the Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC). He has since been launched.

There’s additionally the unresolved case of a lecturer of Worldwide Relations, Bisi Olaleye, and one other on the faculty’s Centre for Distance Studying, Monday Omo-Etan.

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