University teacher sacked over sex scandal

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A university teacher has lost his job following a sex scandal.

Ekiti State University in Nigeria dismissed Olola Aduwo, who was recently involved in a sex scandal along with two other workers for negligence of duty.

Recall that Mr. Aduwo, a senior lecturer at the Department of Accounting of the institution, was caught pants down in a 29-second video clip which went viral on social media while allegedly attempting to have carnal knowledge of one of his female students.

In a statement on Friday by the institution’s Public Relation Officer, Bode Olofinmuagun, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Olanipekun said the decision was arrived at on Thursday 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).

Olanipekun added that the committees heard the cases against the randy lecturer, strictly followed all laid down procedures and gave him opportunity to defend himself of the allegation.

He explained that Mr Aduwo, however, admitted to the allegations and confirmed the authenticity of the report of the preliminary panels before which he appeared.

Olanipekun said the Governing Council, led by its Chairman, Prof. Bamitale Omole found the lecturer culpable of all the allegations levelled against Aduwo and subsequently ordered his dismissal from the services of the University with effect from 7th October, 2019.

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He revealed that the Council also approved the sack of Mr Temitope Faleye and Dr Adebanji Adegoke with effect from 7th June, 2019 and 11th July, 2019 respectively for abandoning their duty posts.

“The council, at its meeting of today, Thursday, 5th of December, 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 7th October, 2019.”

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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