Ekiti university dismisses lecturer over sex harassment video

The Governing Council of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, has approved the dismissal of a lecturer in the Department of Accountancy, Olola Aduwo, for allegedly sexually harassing a female student.

The lecturer was in June, allegedly involved in sex scandal with a female student of the department as shown in a viral video. The video showed Aduwo being molested by some individuals for allegedly sexually harassing the female student.

The university consequently raised a panel to probe the matter.

A statement by the Head, EKSU Directorate of Information, Bode Olofinmuagun, on Friday stated, “The University Governing Council, at its 135th meeting held December 5, 2019, approved the recommendations of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (Academic) that recommended his (Aduwo’s) dismissal.”

Olofinmuagun said EKSU instituted a preliminary investigation panel which forwarded its findings to the university management, adding that, “The findings were later considered by the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee. The committee considered the overwhelming evidences against Aduwo and invited him to clear himself.

Aduwo, however, admitted to the allegations and confirmed the authenticity of the report of the preliminary panel before which he appeared,” Olofinmuagun stated.

The EKSU spokesperson added that the governing council also approved the dismissal of two lecturers for allegedly abandoning their duty posts.

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