The Kwara State University (KWASU) has sacked one of its lecturers identified as Pelumi Adewale.
The academic was relieved of his duties for alleged sexual harassment of one Tosin Adegunsoye, a student of the department of Pure and Applied Sciences of the school.
According to NAN, Mustapha Akanbi, the vice-chancellor at KWASU, announced Adewale’s dismissal in Ilorin on Monday.
He was speaking at a news conference to herald the eighth and ninth convocation ceremonies of the institution.
Akanbi said that Adewale had ceased to be a lecturer of the school for bringing the institution into disrepute.
”The security agency has taken up the case and it is in court already. The man is now an ex-staff member of the institution. He is a disgrace to our great institution and we won’t condone such acts,” the VC said.
Adewale was, on September 11, arraigned before a magistrate court in Ilorin, over accusation of sexual harassment.
The suspect was arrested by the state intelligence bureau (SIB) over offences bordering on criminal intimidation, sexual harassment and examination malpractices.
A petition by Adegunsoye dated October 15 had claimed that Adewale, a lecturer assigned to teach her a course, called and threatened to fail her in her forthcoming examination if she refused to have sexual intercourse with him.
In view of the threat, the police instructed Adegunsoye to play along in order to obtain raw evidence.
The lecturer thereafter lured the student into his bedroom apartment around 8:30 pm at Taoheed Road, Basin Area, Ilorin, where he gave her a new question paper and KWASU answer script to rewrite her examination.
The suspect was however apprehended in the process by the detectives who were hiding at a secured location.
In his ruling, Ibrahim Mohammed, the presiding magistrate, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000.
He thereafter adjourned the case till December 8 for further mention.
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