The Vice Chancellor of the university, Eyitope Ogunbodede while reacting to the development said the university has begun the process of identifying the person involved, adding that the act is a breach of regulations of the university’s code of conduct and anti-sexual harassment policy.
Ogunbodede in a statement said, “In full compliance to all applicable laws, the university has set up a high powered committee to investigate the allegation and submit its report within one week. Anyone found culpable will be dealt with decisively’.
“The university considers sexual harassment as an offence punishable contrary to the code of conduct and anti-sexual harassment policy. The university will never condone such act by any staff or students,” the professor said.
Similarly, Chairman of Congress of University Academics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Niyi Sunmonu, said if it is established that the leaked audio is true, the perpetrator is not fit to be in academic environment, stressing that, “lecturers are expected to mould the lives of students,” .
The National Coordinator of Educational Rights Campaign, Hassan Soweto, condemned the act, saying previous sexual harassment cases in the university were not properly dealt with.
Soweto, an activist and former student of the institution while speaking on a radio program, Frank Talk, on Rave 91.7 FM, Osogbo, called for an independent panel that should include elected representatives from staff unions, students and women NGOs.