- Pelumi Adewale, a lecturer at the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has been sacked for allegedly sexually harassing a female student
- Professor Mustapha Akanbi, KWASU Vice-Chancellor who announced Adewale's dismissal described him as a disgrace
- Apart from his dismissal, the embattled lecturer has also been arraigned before a magistrates’ court in Ilorin
Ilorin, Kwara state - Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, says it has sacked Pelumi Adewale, a lecturer, for alleged sexual harassment of one Miss Tosin Adegunsoye, a student of the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences of the school.
Nigerian Tribune reported that Professor Mustapha Akanbi, KWASU Vice-Chancellor, made this known in Ilorin, the state capital, on Monday, December 6.
Akanbi said that Adewale had ceased to be a lecturer of the school for bringing the institution into disrepute.
He added that the security agency has taken up the case and it is in court already, The Cable also reported.
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The VC said:
“He is a disgrace to our great institution and we won’t condone such acts."
Legit.ng gathered that Adewale was on Saturday, September 11 arraigned before a magistrates’ court sitting in Ilorin over an 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.
How Pelumi Adewale was caught
The student, Miss Adegunsoye, alleged that sometime in September, Adewale, a lecturer assigned to teach her a course, MLS 212 Cell and Molecular Biology, called her and threatened to fail her in her forthcoming examination if she refuses to have sexual relations with him.
In view of the threat subsequently reported, the police instructed Adegunsoye to play along with the lecturer in order to obtain raw evidence.
The lecturer thereafter allegedly lured the student into his bedroom apartment around 8.30pm where he gave her a new question paper and KWASU answer script to rewrite her examination with the promise to have sexual intercourse with her till daybreak.
The suspect was however apprehended in the process by the detectives who were hiding at a location to monitor the development.
Ambrose Alli University sacks 4 lecturers over gross misconduct
The institution approved the dismissal of the lecturers over alleged misconduct at the emergency meeting of the Special Intervention Team (SIT), held on Wednesday, December 1, where the report of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (SSDC) on the allegations against them was considered.
They were dismissed from the service of the University for alleged illegal collections of unauthorised fees, alterations of students results and other gross misconducts.
Fed Poly Bauchi sacks two lecturers for alleged female harassment, dismisses 30 students over forgery
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the governing council of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi approved the dismissal of two lecturers, Abubakar Baba and Adebusoye Sunday, accused of allegedly harassing their students.
The rector, Sunusi Gumau, stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of the 98th meeting of the council, on Sunday, October 24, in Bauchi.
Gumau said that the decision was reached after a thorough investigation of the matter, saying that Baba was a lecturer at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, while Sunday was a lecturer at the Department of General Studies.