The Governing Council of the Lagos State University has approved the dismissal of three lecturers for sexual harassment and misconduct.
The council took the decision at its 119th statutory Meeting held on Thursday, 4 October, 2018, as recommended by the Joint Council/Senate (Academic) Disciplinary Committee.
Those dismissed are: Dr. Odubunmi Ayoola Sunkanmi, Associate Professor, Department of Economics; Dr. Ogunwande Isiaka Ajani, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Dr. Gbeleyi Emmanuel Orilade, Lecturer II, Department of Anatomy, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Lagos.
It was earlier reported that one of the affected lecturers, Odubunmi, had allegedly invited his victim to his office on a Saturday, to rewrite a failed examination exam, and had in the process, after locking the door, removed his shirt and started romancing the student.
Unknown to him, the student had been bugged with secret cameras and other gadgets, and was being monitored by officers of the university and an NGO, in a separate office close to his. .
According a source, the student, who was disturbed by the persistent pressure from the lecturer, had approached the NGO to seek intervention. The NGO was said to have notified the university management, which in turn promised to ‘play along’ towards catching the lecturer red handed.