The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife has vowed that a Professor of Yoruba Incantations and Stylistics, Joseph Opefeyitimi, will not evade disciplinary action for alleged sexual assault.
The Professor was alleged to have sexually assaulted one Boluwatife Bababunmi of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages.
The University’s position was contained in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju.
The Institution said the incident happened on March 18, 2022, while the student petitioned the school management three days later.
The University revealed that upon thorough investigation, Professor Opefeyitimi was found prima facie liable and won’t evade appropriate sanctions.
“We want the general public to be rest assured and be reassured that the present University Management does not condone sexual rascality of any form, under any guise against any member of the University community from anybody. We also pledge to continue to protect our students, particularly the female ones, against any sexual predator, no matter how highly placed”, the statement read.