Another lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been indicted for sexual misconduct, Premium Times reports.
The lecturer, Adebayo Mosobalaje, is from the department of English.
He was accused of breaching the provisions of the university’s Code of Conduct “in the manner he related with a student of the department, Rachel Momoh.”
A verdict passed by the university’s joint committee of council and Senate noted that “in the process of its deliberations, the Committee found Dr Mosobalaje culpable and was deserving of the highest punishment of dismissal,” part of the report read.
Sometime in 2017, Ms Momoh, with matriculation number, EGL/2013/216, visited Mr Mosobalaje’s office for further instructions on her final year project work, but the lecturer allegedly requested a date with her.
The student presented the audio tape before the school and the said lecturer was invited. Alas! He defended himself saying “he wanted to marry the student because they were both adult.”
Many years after investigation, authorities have found Mr Sobalaje guilty of misconduct.
The lecturer, who had earlier resigned as member of the university governing council would not be allowed to hold any management position on the campus for the next five years.
Also, he would not be considered for any promotion in two years.