The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU) chapter, Isaac Oyewunmi, has denied the corruption allegation levelled against him by the authorities of the school.
The Governing Council of the institution sacked Oyewunmi alongside his deputy, Adebowale Adeyemi, for various alleged fraudulent activities on Friday.
He was accused of demanding N50,000 from 2003 modular year students of Political Science Education, who were poised to process their results while Adeyemi-Suenu was accused of “unilaterally changing the status of students earlier asked to withdraw from the university from ‘withdraw’ to ‘good standing.”
Reacting to the incident, Oyewunmi blamed his predicament on “political moves.”
“All the allegations are false. I am not guilty although right now I have been asked to step aside while the union (ASUU) deals with it. The secretary is in the best position to react,” he told Premium Times.
“I don’t want to say much but we all know what is happening in our varsity, all they are saying is politically motivated. When the time is right, we would know, we have a robust structure in ASUU and the union has asked me not to talk on this issue so I won’t flay the union’s position.
The secretary of LASU-ASUU branch, Anthony Dansu, said the decision came as a shock.
“We are very shocked by the actions. It came to us all as a shock but the union is on top of the whole situation. At the appropriate time, the union will act,” he stated.