OAU DISMISSES LECTURER FOR SEXUALLY HARASSING FEMALE STUDENT
Written by Samson Ojeniran on September 8, 2021
The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday, sacked one of its Senior lecturers, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje for sexually harassing a female student of the institution.
Mosobolaje’s, dismissal was contained in a release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju.
It stated that the decision to dismiss Mosobalaje of the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Arts, was taken by the University Council at its last sitting on Monday 7th September, 2021.
Mosobolaje, who was a Senior Lecturer at the Department, allegedly requested a date with one of his female students, Rachael Momoh, before he could supervise and grade her project work.
The student was said to have visited Mosobalaje’s office for further instructions on her final year project, but the lecturer allegedly requested a date with her.
It was gathered that sometimes in 2017, the female student had recorded her conversations with the randy lecturer before she reportedly submitted them at the university’s gender unit as evidence of the allegation of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Rising from its sitting on report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against Dr Mosobalaje, the university’s Governing Council found the lecturer guilty of the allegation and dismissed him