FUOYE suspends lecturer over alleged harassment

Oye Ekiti

The vice-chancellor of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof Abayomi Sunday Fasina, has approved the suspension of one of the institution’s lecturers, Dr. Jonathan Mbachaga, over the alleged sexual harassment of a female student.

The suspended lecturer who was an associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, was indicted of the crime after a committee set up by the Institution’s Faculty of Arts, investigated the allegation levied against him.

According to a statement by Folusho Ogunmodede, the Chief Information Officer of FUOYE’s Vice-Chancellor, on Tuesday, June 1, said Mbachaga’s suspension which was with immediate effect would pave the way for a five-member committee set up by the Vice-Chancellor to further probe the allegation with a view to getting to the root of the allegation of sexual harassment against the embattled lecturer.

Consequently, the VC has mandated the dean of the faculty of Arts, Professor Tajudeen Opoola to immediately commence investigation over sexual harassment against another lecturer of the university.