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TASUED ‘Sex For Marks’: Lecturer Suspended, Wanted By ICPC

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Balogun, the head of the department of religious studies at TASUED, had been declared sought by the ICPC a few days prior for allegedly abusing his position and seeking reward.

The management of the Tai Solarin University of Education in Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State has suspended Dr. Olaniran Balogun, a lecturer at the institution.

After being listed as sought by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, the school suspended him.

Balogun, the head of the department of religious studies at TASUED, had been declared sought by the ICPC a few days prior for allegedly abusing his position and seeking reward.

Balogun was reportedly fired by TASUED Management and put on interdiction till he exonerates himself of all charges of offenses made against him by the federal anti-graft agency.

Gbenga Omilola, the deputy registrar for media and corporate relations, said this on Sunday.

Omilola claimed that Dr. Kayode Olusanya has been appointed as the new head of the Department of Religious Studies to succeed Balogun with the approval of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwole Banjo.

Religious Studies, to replace Balogun.

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.

Earlier, the ICPC had issued a warrant of arrest on the wanted lecturer.

According to a statement posted on its portal, the ICPC said Balogun has been declared wanted in connection with a suspected case of demand for gratification and abuse of office.

The statement read partly, “He has 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.”

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