The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun, has said that Olabisi Olaleye, a lecturer who is accused of sexual harassment, has been placed on half-pay.
OAU spokesman, Abiodun Olarewaju, said on Wednesday that the lecturer would remain on half-pay pending submission of a report by the panel set up to probe the incident.
“The panel has not concluded its findings but the
lecturer has been placed on half salary pending the submission of the report of
the panel,” he said.
“This is a clear signal that OAU management will not
condone any act of sexual harassment, sexual intimidation or any other form of
intimidation or sexual assault.
“That was why when she (the student) lodged complained
with the authority, irrespective of the fact that her result had been released,
the university still set up the panel to investigate the matter.”
Motunrayo Afolayan, a 400-level student of the Department of
International Relations, Faculty of Administration, says Mr Olaleye failed her
in Diplomacy course with code IRS 305 during the 2017/2018 academic calendar
while in 300 level.
When she sought to write the exam again in the 2018/2019
session, the lecturer continued his threats to fail her if she refuses to lay
In a recording presented as evidence, Olaleye is heard
saying in Yoruba: “I promise you will fail this course three times except you
sleep with me.”
But the lecturer denies culpability.