Sacked lecturer of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Dr. Bode Ojoniyi, has called for an independent review of the circumstances surrounding an alleged sex-tape involving him and a female student of the institution, which led to the termination of his appointment.
Ojoniyi has petitioned the Chairman of the university’s Governing Council, Yusuf Ali (SAN), calling for a review of the issues leading to his dismissal.
Until his disengagement last week, Ojoniyi was a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Ikire Campus of UNIOSUN.
In the petition, the embattled lecturer faulted the grounds on which his dismissal was based, and wondered why he would be sacked on the pages of newspaper without any official communication to him.
According to him, his brawl with some powerful forces in his Department and the university began “when I insisted that justice must be done in a case of manipulation of results of the 400Level 2013/2014 Session of the Department of Languages and Linguistics by a certain lecturer in the department”.
Ojoniyi stated that the lady in the purported sex video tape, which the university relied on to sack him, severally confessed before various panels set up by the institution to look into the matter, that there was neither a case of harassment, coercion, nor sex-for-marks.
In an audio recording tagged, “Dr. Bode Ojoniyi vs Prof. Alebiosu Panel – Uniosun”, which he attached to the petition, the lecturer alleged that “there was an attempt to get him to agree to certain terms and to meet certain people for a settlement of some issues”.