TASUED suspends HOD Religious Studies over Sexual Allegations

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The management of Tai Solarin University of Education has suspended a lecturer, Dr. Olaniran Balogun, over sexual allegations.

It was gathered that he has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly abusing his office and demanding gratification.

Balogun, the Head of Department of Religious Studies was relieved of his position and placed him on interdiction until he cleared himself of all allegations of misdemeanours brought against him by the federal anti-graft agency.

This was announced by the Deputy Registrar, Media and Corporate Relations, Gbenga Omilola, on Sunday, August 28.

Omilola disclosed that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwole Banjo, has approved the appointment of Dr. Kayode Olusanya, as the new Head of the Department of Religious Studies, to replace Balogun.

The statement read:

“Dr. Balogun is currently under investigation for the alleged misdemeanour 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 the ICPC.

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

It should be recalled that the ICPC had issued a warrant of arrest on the lecturer in connection with a suspected case of demand for gratification and abuse of office.