Sex-for-grades: Tai Solarin University suspends HOD declared wanted by ICPC

Tai Solarin University of Education

The management of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, has suspended a senior lecturer, Olaniran Balogun, who is wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly abusing his office and demanding gratification.

A spokesman for the university Gbenga Omilola made this known on Sunday.

The university said it relieved Balogun of his position as head of the Department of Religious Studies and placed him on interdiction until he clears himself of all allegations of misdemeanors brought against him by the federal agency.

Omilola said the vice chancellor, Prof. Oluwole Banjo, has approved the appointment of Kayode Olusanya, as the new head of Department of Religious Studies.

The statement read, “Dr Balogun is currently under investigation for the alleged misdemeanor 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 management would continue to do all within its powers to protect the good name and image the university has built for itself over the years.

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

The ICPC had earlier said in a statement that Balogun “refused to honour several invitations extended to him through the authorities of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

“Accordingly, a warrant of arrest has been issued for his immediate arrest. He is advised to report himself to any of the ICPC state offices in either Lagos, Ibadan or the nearest police station.”