The authority of University of Ilorin has expelled a postgraduate student, Mr. Mathew Adeboye Balogun, also known as Plato, over sexual harassment against vulnerable students and admission seekers.
Mr. Balogun is a PG student in the Department of Councillor Education, Faculty of Education.
In a letter released by the University’s Student Affairs Unit, dated January 3, 2024, and signed by Deputy Registrar, Student Affairs, Mr. Moses Opaleke, Balogun was expelled after admitting to the charges during the second sitting of the Student Disciplinary Committee on October 19, 2023. The committee had initially invited him to appear on October 16, 2023, which he failed to appear.
The letter highlighted the gravity of the misconduct, stating that Balogun had taken unlawful advantage of vulnerable individuals, promising to influence their academic results or secure admissions in exchange for sexual favors.
“However this action is in violation of specific clauses outlined in the Students’ Information and Regulations Handbook”.
The university’s decision to expel Mr. Mathew Adeboye Balogun comes after the matter gained attention on social media, prompting an investigation into the allegations of sexual molestation.
The expulsion was served on October 25, 2023, marking the conclusion of the disciplinary process and emphasizing the university’s commitment to maintaining a safe and respectful academic environment.