TASUED suspends lecturer over sex-for-grade claims

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The Management of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, has suspended a lecturer, Dr. Olaniran Balogun, who was declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, over sex-for-marks allegation.

Few days ago, the ICPC had declared Balogun, who was the Head of Department of Religious Studies, TASUED, wanted for allegedly abusing his office and demanding gratification.

Reacting, the management of TASUED said it had relieved Balogun of his position and had placed him on interdiction until he cleared himself of all allegations of misdemeanours brought against him by the federal anti-graft agency.

The institution’s Deputy Registrar, Media and Corporate Relations, Gbenga Omilola, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

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The statement read in part, “The said Dr Olaniran Balogun is a lecturer at the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State. Dr Balogun is currently under investigation for the alleged misdemeanor and has since been relieved of his position as the Head of Department, Religious Studies.

“He has also been placed on interdiction until he clears himself of the various allegations levelled against him by ICPC.

“The university would therefore not condone any act of indiscipline and corrupt practices by any of its staff. Dr Balogun is further advised to immediately honour the invitation of the ICPC to clear himself of the allegations against him.”

Earlier, the ICPC had issued a warrant of arrest on the wanted lecturer.

In the statement posted on its portal, the ICPC said Balogun had been declared wanted in connection with a suspected case of demand for gratification and abuse of office