LASU Sacks 3 Lecturers For Harassing Female Students

LASU Sacks 3 Lecturers For Harassing Female Students

The Lagos State University (LASU) has dismissed the appointment of three senior lecturers for harassment of female students in their departments.

The decision to sack the three lecturers was taken by LASU Governing Council after its meeting held, on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the main campus Ojo.

Sunday Sun reports that two other senior lecturers escaped being sacked as one was issued a warning and the other was advised against committing same offence.

The council acted on the recommendations of the Joint Council/Senate (Academic) Disciplinary Committee which investigated the allegations against the five lecturers.

The Sonny Ajose-led council Senate committee had in their reports found the three senior lecturers guilty of s#xual harassment and thus recommended their dismissal from LASU.

The three lecturers dismissed from the services of LASU for s*xual harassment were Dr. Sunkanmi Odubunmi, an Associate Professor in Department of Economics, Dr. Isiaka Ogunwande, also an Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry and Dr. Emmanuel Gbeleyi, a lecturer of Anatomy, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja.

Dr. Odubunmi, was arrested by LASU security operatives with the help of a nongovernmental organisation. His arrest took place three days to his professorial interview.

Odubunmi was said to have invited a female student to his office, on Saturday, to rewrite an examination, locked the door and began to romance her before the bubble burst.

Unknown to Dr. Odubunmi, the female student was fitted with secret camera and was monitored by the non-governmental organisation and LASU security operatives in another office close to his.

The same allegation applied to Dr. Ogunwande. For Dr. Gbeleyi, he was alleged to have injected female students, sedated them in the laboratory before sleeping with them against their will….

The acting Coordinator, Center for Information Press and Public Relations (CIPPR), Mr. Adeola Adekoyam confirmed that the Governing Council has approved the dismissal of the three lecturers at its meeting on Thursday.

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