TASUED suspends a lecturer who was declared wanted by the ICPC

Dr. Olaniran Balogun, a lecturer at Tai Solarin University of Education in Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, has been suspended by the university's administration after the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission declared him wanted.

The ICPC had declared Balogun, the Head of the Department of Religious Studies at TASUED, wanted a few days ago for allegedly abusing his position and demanding gratification.

TASUED Management stated that Balogun had been relieved of his position and placed on interdiction until he cleared himself of all misdemeanor allegations brought against him by the federal anti-graft agency.

Gbenga Omilola, Deputy Registrar, Media and Corporate Relations, made the announcement on Sunday.

Omilola stated that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwole Banjo, has approved Dr Kayode Olusanya's appointment as the new Head, Department of Religious Studies, to replace Balogun.

"Dr Balogun is currently under investigation for the alleged misconduct and has since been relieved of his position as Head of Department, Religious Studies," according to the statement.

"He has also been placed under interdiction until he clears himself of the various allegations made by the ICPC."

"The university administration will continue to do everything in its power to protect the good name and image that the university has built over the years."

"As a result, the university will not tolerate any act of indiscipline or corrupt practice by any of its employees." Dr. Balogun is also advised to accept the ICPC's invitation to clear himself of the allegations against him as soon as possible.

"He has refused to honor several invitations extended to him through the authorities of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State," the statement said in part.

"A warrant of arrest has thus been issued for his immediate arrest." He should report to any of the ICPC state offices in Lagos, Ibadan, or the nearest police station."

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