The management of Osun State University, Osogbo has dismissed a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Dr. Olabode Wale Ojoniyi for allegedly engaging in illicit sex with a female student, Miss Mercy Ikwue.
A member of the Governing Council of the university who preferred anonymity said that the appointment of Ojoniyi with UNIOSUN was terminated after the conclusion of the investigation on the sex tape that captured the lecturer’s illicit sexual affair with Mercy.
The randy lecturer appeared nude in the video, caressing the student.
According to the video, Ojoniyi was seen struggling to have sex with Mercy, unknown to him that the student was recording his actions.
Students of UNIOSUN said that Ojoniyi was a dubious lecturer even as they celebrated his dismissal.
The council member who is also the provost of one of the colleges in UNIOSUN said: “I’m not supposed to disclose our decisions and the rationale behind such decisions to journalists or anyone. Our oath of office does not allow that. Let me just tell you that Dr. Ojoniyi was sacked because of the disgrace he brought to this university.
“The Chairman of the Governing Council, Mallam Yusuf Ali, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and all of us felt disgusted over the reckless action of Dr Ojoniyi and no reasonable and sane person would allow such shameless individual to remain in this citadel of learning. That was why he was dismissed.
“The termination of Dr. Ojoniyi’s appointment followed due process. His offence was punishable under the Code of Conduct of Staff of Osun State University, part II, articles 15 and 23. Therefore, his sack was the best decision so as to ensure sanity in the system.” His conduct derogated his status as a lecturer and betrayed his academic qualification as a PhD holder. In fact, he has come to the end of his carrier in the academics. He may even be handed over to relevant state authority for prosecution.
Dr. Ojoniyi did not deny being the one in the video but insisted that he wanted a trial that would be broadcast live in national television.
When asked whether he was aware of the termination of his appointment, Dr. Ojoniyi said the truth would soon come out
Source: Daily Trust. [myad]