UNILORIN expels student over sexual assault of admission seekers


The Management of the University of Ilorin has expelled a postgraduate student, Mr Mathew Adeboye Balogun (aka Plato) with Matriculation Number: 14/25OD062 over alleged s£xual assault.

Mr Balogun, a Master’s student at the Department of Counselling Education, Faculty of Education of the university, was expelled after being found guilty of an allegation of sexual molestation committed against vulnerable students and admission seekers into the university.

This was contained in a letter of notification of expulsion from the University’s Student Affairs Unit with Reference number: UIL/SAU/SAO/2024/01, titled, “Re: Allegation of Misconduct against Balogun, Mathew Adeboye”, dated Wednesday, January 3, 2024 and signed by the Deputy Registrar, Student Affairs, Mr. Moses Opaleke, copy of which was made available to journalists.

“Kindly recall that the social media was set agog with the report of sexual molestation by Balogun, Matthew Adeboye Matriculation number 14/25OD062 (aka Plato),” the letter stated.

“Subsequently, he was invited to appear before the Student Disciplinary Committee on October 16, 2023, which he did not honour.

“At the second sitting of October 19, 2023, of the Student Disciplinary Committee when he showed up, he admitted to the second charge against him for misconducting himself in such a way that he took unlawful and undue advantages of vulnerable students and admission seekers by s£xually molesting them under the pretence that he could influence their results and or offer them admissions into the university, contrary to Clause 3(a) viii, 3(b) and 4(k) of Students’ Information and Regulations Handbook.

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On October 25, 2023, he was served his letter of expulsion and consequently expelled from the university.

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