The management of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) has suspended Olaniran Balogun, a senior lecturer, over the sex-for-marks allegation against him.

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Gbenga Omilola, the institution’s spokesperson, announced the lecturer’s suspension in a statement on Sunday.

Balogun’s suspension comes a few days after he was declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly abusing his office and demanding gratification.

Before his sanction, Balogun was the head of the department (HOD) of religious studies at the institution.

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According to Omilola, Oluwole Banjo, the institution’s vice-chancellor, has approved the appointment of Kayode Olusanya as the new HOD.

He added that the embattled lecturer has been placed on interdiction until he clears himself of all allegations against him by the ICPC.

The spokesperson said the institution would not condone any form of indiscipline and corrupt practice by any of its staff.

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He also asked the suspended lecturer to honour the invitation by the ICPC.

“Dr Balogun is currently under investigation for the alleged misdemeanor and has since been relieved of his position as the Head of Department, Religious Studies,” the statement reads.

“He has also been placed on interdiction until he clears himself of the various allegations levelled against him by the ICPC.

“The university management would continue to do all within its powers to protect the good name and image the university has built for itself over the years.

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“The university would therefore not condone any act of indiscipline and corrupt practice by any of its staff member. Dr Balogun is further advised to immediately honour the invitation of the ICPC to clear himself of the allegations against him.”



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