Exclusive: FUOYE suspends its lecturer for an alleged sexual harassment

By Sunday Awosoro.

The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has announced the immediate suspension of its lecturer, Dr. Jonathan Mbachaga, for allegedly sexually harassing a female student of the institution.

The Vent Republic gathered that before his suspension, Mbachaga was an associate professor and the former Head of Department (HOD) in the department of Theatre and Media Arts.

As gathered by Tribune Online, the lecturer was allegedly caught harassing the student in a video.

As revealed in a statement signed by the Chief Information Officer of the VC, Folusho Ogunmodede, Mbachaga’s suspension followed the indictment put up by the committee who investigated him. He was suspended “on the grounds of a prima facie evidence of sexual harassment established against him by a panel set up by the Institution’s Faculty of Arts, which investigated the allegation.”

“The 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.

“The Vice-Chancellor of FUOYE, Prof Abayomi Sunday Fasina, who has zero-tolerance for indiscipline and any form of sexual harassment against students of the Institution, has consequently approved the suspension of Dr. Mbachaga to allow for proper investigation into the matter,” the statement read.

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