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Ekiti Varsity lecturer sacked over sexual harassment
Two others for negligence of duty
By Vincent UFUOMA
THE Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has dismissed and terminated the appointment of Mr. Olola Olaleye Aduwo, a lecturer from the Department of Accounting of the institution, for sexually harassing female students of his department.
The lecturer was seen harassed by some students in a video that went viral sometimes in June 2019 for sexually harassing a female student.
Announcing his dismissal, the university’s spokesperson, Bode Olofinmuagun, said the decision was subsequent upon the recommendation of the university’s Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (Academic) and approval of the Governing Council of the university.
“The Governing Council of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti has approved the dismissal of Mr. Olola Olaleye Aduwo for sexually harassing a female student and two others for abandoning their duty posts.
“Mr. Aduwo, a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Accounting was found culpable of sexually harassing a female student of his department.
“The University Governing Council, at its 135th meeting held on 5th December 2019 approved the recommendations of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (Academic) that recommended his dismissal.
“It will be recalled that Mr Aduwo was captured in a video that went viral a few months ago being molested for sexually harassing a female student.
“The University thereafter instituted a preliminary investigation panel which forwarded its findings to the University Management. The findings were later considered by the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee. The Committee considered the overwhelming evidence against Mr Aduwo and invited him to clear himself.”
The university said Mr. Aduwo had admitted to the allegations and also confirmed the report of the committee before which he appeared.
“Mr. Aduwo, however, admitted to the allegations and confirmed the authenticity of the report of the preliminary panels before which he appeared.
“The Governing Council, at its meeting approved the recommendations of the Committee that Mr. Aduwo be dismissed from the services of the University with effect from 7th October 2019.” He said.
Also, the university has also approved the dismissal of two other persons for negligence of duty. The university emphasised that it would not tolerate and condone any form of misconduct, and would continue to flush out bad eggs from her system.
“In a similar development, the Governing Council approved the dismissal of Mr. Temitope Olusegun Cephas Faleye and Dr. Adebanji Kayode Adegoke with effect from 7th June 2019 and 11th July, 2019 respectively for abandoning their duty posts.
“The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Olanipekun maintained that the University would not condone any act of misconduct and that the University would continue to flush out bad eggs in the system,” he said.