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KWASU dismisses lecturer over sexual harassment

Kwara State University, Malete, has dismissed a member of its academic staff, Pelumi Adewale, over the alleged sexual harassment of one Tosin Adegunsoye, a student of the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences of the school, Newspremises reports.

KWASU Vice-Chancellor, Mustapha Akanbi, made the revelation in Ilorin on Monday, while addressing a news conference to herald the eighth and ninth convocation ceremonies of the institution.

Akanbi said that Adewale had ceased to be a staff the school for bringing the institution into disrepute.

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“The security agency has taken up the case and it is in court already, but I am informing you officially that the man is now an ex-staff member of the institution. He is a disgrace to our great institution and we won’t condone such acts,” the VC said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Adewale was on September 11 arraigned before a magistrate court sitting in Ilorin, over an accusation of sexual harassment.

The suspect was arrested by the State Intelligence Bureau over offences bordering on criminal intimidation, sexual harassment and examination malpractices.

According to the First Information Report, a petition dated October 15 by Adegunsoye alleged that in September, Adewale, a lecturer assigned to teach her a course, MLS 212 Cell and Molecular Biology, called her and threatened to fail her in her forthcoming examination if she refused to have sexual intercourse with him.

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