EKSU sacks don over sexual misconduct, two others for absenteeism
Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, has dismissed an academic staff, Mr. Olola Aduwo, who was recently involved in a sex scandal.
Two other workers were also sent away for negligence of duty.
Aduwo, a senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting, was caught pants down in a 29-second video clip which went viral on social media while attempting to have carnal knowledge of his female student.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, said the decision was arrived at during the 135th meeting of the institution’s Governing Council, which considered, among others, the report of the preliminary investigation panel and the Staff Disciplinary Committee (Academic).
This was made known by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Bode Olofinmuagun, in a statement yesterday.
Olanipekun added that the committees heard the cases against the lecturer, strictly followed all laid down procedures and gave him opportunity to defend himself.
He explained that Mr. Aduwo admitted to the allegations and confirmed the authenticity of the report of the preliminary panels before which he appeared.
The VC added that the Governing Council chaired by Prof. Bamitale Omole found the lecturer culpable of all the allegations against him and subsequently ordered his dismissal from the services of the university with effect from October 7, 2019.
In a similar development, the council approved the dismissal of two workers of the institution, Mr. Temitope Faleye and Dr. Adebanji Adegoke, with effect from June 7 and July 11, 2019 respectively for abandoning their duty posts.
“The council, at its meeting of Thursday, December 5, 2019, having considered the recommendation of the preliminary investigation panel and senate, as well as the report of the Staff Disciplinary Committee, decided that Mr. Olola Aduwo should be dismissed from the services of the university for gross misconduct with effect from October 7, 2019,” he stated.
Olanipekun maintained that EKSU had zero tolerance for sexual harassment and would not condone any act of misconduct, adding the university would continue to flush out bad eggs in the system.
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