LASU sacks ASUU chairman, deputy, 15 others

Lagos State University


The Governing Council of Lagos State University (LASU) has terminated the appointment of 15 academic staff and two non-academic staff for various acts of misconduct, while two others — one academic staff and one non-academic staff were also demoted.

The Council of the school took the decision to sack the affected staff at its Meeting of Thursday September 7, 2017, in accordance with Section 6(1) and (2) of the Lagos State University Law 2004 (as amended). Among those affected by sack are ASUU-LASU Chairman and Vice Chairman, Isaac Oyewunmi and Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu.

A statement issued by the Acting Head, Centre For Information Press And Public Relations of the institution, Ademola Adekoya, said the Council at its 115th Meeting considered among other issues the report of its Joint Council /Senate (Academic) Disciplinary Committee and the Joint Council (Administrative and Technical Staff) Disciplinary Committee.

The statement reads: “Pursuant thereto, the Governing Council with immediate effect dismissed 15 members of the academic staff, two (2) members of non-academic staff, and sanctioned others for different acts of misconduct. Details of those dismissed are as follows:

“Dr. Isaac Akinloye, Oyewunmi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Kinetics, Sports and Health Education, Faculty of Education was established to have demanded the sum of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira only) from 2003 modular year students of Political Science Education on the Sandwich Programme to process their results. He was found culpable of attempt to obtain money for himself as an inducement to carry out his duties, and consequently dismissed from the service of the University.

Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu, Senior Lecturer and Acting Head, Department of History and International Studies, Faculty of Arts was established to have unilaterally altered the results of 12 students already advised to withdraw by the Senate in the Department of History and International Studies in the 2015/2016 academic session, thereby changing their status from ‘withdrawn’ to ‘good standing’. He also changed the results of some final year students and stragglers outside the scope of the departmental decision.

Dr. Adeyemi-Suenu also awarded grade point of 2.0 to two students in an examination from which they were absent. This is tantamount to manipulation of students’ results in contravention of provisions of the conditions and scheme of service for senior staff. He was therefore dismissed from the service of the university.

Mr. Olatoye Mubin Raji, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Religions, (Islamic Studies Unit), Faculty of Arts, was established to have falsified his November /December 2000 WAEC O’ level certificate. He was therefore dismissed from the services of university.

Dr. Olugbenro Bankole Odofin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education Foundation and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education was established to have altered 118 students results and also awarded scores to students who did not sit for the examination in a certain course.

He was therefore dismissed from the services of the university.Dr. Adebowale Adebayo Ademeso, Senior Lecturer, Department of Theatre Arts and Music, Faculty of Arts, was established to have altered grades in 16 courses. He was therefore dismissed from the services of the university.

Dr. John Olufemi Adeogun, Associate Professor, Department of Human Kinetics, Sports and Health Education, Faculty of Education was found culpable of acts of dishonesty, which is tantamount to misconduct. He was therefore demoted from the rank of Associate Professor to Senior Lecturer.

Dr. Scholastica Ebarefimia Udegbe, Lecturer 1, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Management Sciences was established to have effected corrections on 1,995 results of students during her tenure as Acting Head, Department of Marketing between August 2012 and July 2016, in breach of laid down procedure for effecting correction on students results. In the circumstance, she was dismissed from the services of the university.

Dr. Olufemi Olugbenga Soyeju, Lecturer ll, Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law was established to have defaulted on conditions of his training leave bond, and also abandoned his duty post. Consequently, he is to refund the sum of N7,919,972.84 within 30 days of this decision of the Council. He was also dismissed from the services of the university.

Dr. Olawale Ganiyu Raimi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science was established to have defaulted on conditions of his training leave bond, and also abandoned his duty post. Consequently, he is to refund the sum of N1,622,727.94 within 30 days of the decision of the Council. He was also dismissed from the services of the university.

Mr Ademola Olusola Adesina, Lecturer ll, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, was established to have defaulted on conditions of his training leave bond, and also abandoned his duty post. Consequently, he is to refund the sum of N6,688,204.74 within 30 days of the decision of Council. He was also dismissed from the services of the university.

Dr. Shamisudeen Olusesan Badmus, Lecturer ll, Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Sciences, was established to have defaulted on conditions of his training leave bond, and also abandoned his duty post. Consequently, he is to refund the sum of N11,124,991.40 within 30 days of the decision of Council. He was also was from the services of the university.

Dr. Christiana Ibidun Obagbuwa, Lecturer ll, Department of Computer Science, , Faculty of Science, was established to have defaulted on conditions of her training leave bond, and also abandoned her duty post. Consequently, she is to refund the sum of N8,663,869.04 within 30 days of the decision of Council. She was also dismissed from the services of the university.

Dr. Emmanuel Sesofia Asapo, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, was established to have defaulted on conditions of his Training Leave bond, and also abandoned his duty post. Consequently, he is to refund the sum of N2,610,269.57 within 30 days of the decision of Council. He was also dismissed from the services of the university.

Mr Lateef Babatunde Salami, Lecturer ll, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, was established to have defaulted on conditions of his training leave bond, and also abandoned his duty post. Consequently, he was also dismissed from the services of the University.

Olubukola Adetoun Oyeniya, Assistant Research Fellow, Center for Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development, was established to have defaulted on conditions of her training Leave bond, and also abandoned her duty post. Consequently, she is to refund the sum of N6,180,233.04 within 30 days from the date of the decision of Council. She was also dismissed from the services of the university.

Dr. Fatimat Oluwatoyin Bakare, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering was established to have defaulted on conditions of her training leave bond, and also abandoned her duty post. Consequently, she is to refund the sum of N9,125,341.29 within 30 days of the decision of Council. Council also dismissed her from the services of the university.

Mr. Ernest Odili, Assistant Security Officer was established to have illegally collected the sum of N120,000 with the intention of upgrading the result of a part time B.Sc Computer Science student in 2012. He was accordingly dismissed from the services of the university.
Mr Ramon Ajose Alli (former Head Machine Operator) was established to have collected the sum of N20,000 from Achilike Kingsley to assist the latter substitute the falsified result in his personal file with another result. He was therefore dismissed from the services of the university.

Mr Emmanuel Baoku Babatunde, Senior Security Officer, was established to have been engaged in deliberate sabotage of the university security operations. Consequently, he is to be demoted with effect from February 13, 2015 to the next applicable level below his substantive post.”

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