A senior lecturer within the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Adebayo Mosobalaje, has been dismissed for ‘sexual misconduct’ by the college authorities.
This was introduced in a press release by the Public Relations Officer of the college, Abiodun Olarewaju, titled, ‘Sexual harassment: OAU dismisses another lecturer’.
The assertion learn, “In its avowed determination to rid the University of any form of sexual intimidation, harassment and, or coercion, the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed another lecturer who was found guilty of sexual demeanor against a female student.
“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 Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.
“Having exhaustively deliberated on the report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against 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.”
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 recurrently 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 Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). He has since been launched.
There can also be the unresolved case of a lecturer of International Relations, Bisi Olaleye, and one other on the faculty’s Centre for Distance Learning, Monday Omo-Etan.