The management of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, has a lecturer, Dr. Olaniran Balogun, suspended, who was wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission.
The ICPC had stated a few days ago that Balogun, head of TASUED’s Religious Studies Department, was wanted for allegedly abusing his office and demanding gratification.
TASUED management said it had relieved Balogun of his post and banned him until he acquitted himself of all crime charges brought against him by the federal anti-graft agency.
This was announced by the Deputy Registrar, Media and Business Relations, Gbenga Omilola, on Sunday.
Omilola said the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwole Banjo, has approved the appointment of Dr. Kayode Olusanya, as the new head of the Department of Religious Studies, replacing Balogun.
The statement read: “Dr. Balogun is currently under investigation for the alleged crime and has since been relieved of his position as head of the Religious Studies Department.
“He has also been suspended until he acquitted himself of the various charges leveled against him by the ICPC.
“The university board would continue to do everything in its power to protect the good name and image that the university has built for itself over the years.
“The university would therefore not condone any act of undisciplined and corrupt practices by any of its employees. dr. Balogun is further advised to immediately heed the ICPC’s invitation to clear itself of the charges against him.
Earlier, the ICPC had issued a warrant for the arrest of the wanted teacher.
According to a statement posted on its portal, the ICPC said Balogun was wanted in connection with a suspected case of gratification and abuse of office.
The statement read in part: “He has refused to honor several invitations addressed to him through the authorities of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
“Therefore, an arrest warrant has been issued for his immediate arrest. He is advised to report to one of the ICPC state offices in Lagos, Ibadan or the nearest police station.”