[BREAKING] Sexual assault: OAU dismisses English lecturer Mosobalaje

The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has dismissed Dr Adebayo Mosobalaje, a lecturer at the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Arts, who was found guilty of sexual demeanour against a female student.

This was announced in a statement by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, titled, ‘Sexual harassment: OAU dismisses another lecturer’.

The statement read, “In its avowed determination to rid the university of any form of sexual intimidation, harassment and or coercion, the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed another lecturer who was found guilty of sexual demeanour against a female student.

“The decision to dismiss Dr Adebayo Mosobalaje of the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Arts was taken by the University Council at its last sitting on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

“Having exhaustively deliberated on the report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against Mosobalaje, the University Council unambiguously declared its zero tolerance for sexual harassment in any form or guise and, accordingly, applied the appropriate university sanctions for such an offence as contained in the university’s regulations.”

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