26. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM STAFF DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (SDC)

i)        The Case of allegation of obtaining money under false pretence to offer admission to Miss Olujuwon Elizabeth Leveled against Miss. Ozor, Prisca Funmilayo and Mr. Eniola, Olalekan Samuel

Council received a report from the Staff Disciplinary Committee (SDC) on the False Pretence to offer admission to Miss Olujuwon Elizabeth leveled against Miss Ozor, Prisca Funmilayo and Mr. Eniola, Olalekan Samuel.

Council noted that a case of misconduct was established by the University Investigation Panel against the members of staff.

Council noted that the SDC interacted with the members of staff concerned individually and later brought them together with a view of establishing the truth and also enquired about their character from other members of staff who were believed to be very close to them.

Council established from the findings that this was a case of gross misconduct of scandalous nature in line with section 5.4(i) of the University Rules & Regulation for Junior Staff; which states as follows:

Any of the following shall constitute an act gross misconduct:
a)       “Conduct of a scandalous or disgraceful nature, such as corruption, dishonesty, fraud, falsification or suppression of records, abuse of office, foul language, etc.

b)       Council directed that the following staff: Miss Ozor, Prisca Funmilayo and Mr. Eniola, Olalekan Samuel be dismissed from service of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, in line with Section 5.11.3 (v) of the University Rules and Regulations of Junior Staff which states expressedly that:

“An employee of the University shall be summarily dismissed if he
corruptly accepts or obtains or causes any person, to accept or attempt to
obtain from any person, for himself or for any other person, any gift or
consideration as an inducement or reward for during or forbearing to do
any act in relation to the University’s affords or business or for showing or
forbearing to show favour or disfavour in relation to the University affairs
or business”.

ii)       Allegation of abscondment from duty and traveling out of the Country without the approval of the Vice-Chancellor leveled against Mrs. B.F. Egbonwon, Lecturer II in the Department of Animal Physiology, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM)

Council received a report of the Staff Disciplinary Committee on the investigation about the case with a view of a making a well informed decision.

Council noted that the SDC interacted with the Dean of the Staff, the Head of her Department and other members of staff concerned and also had a telephone conversation with the staff herself.

Council noted that from the investigation, there was no evidence that Mrs. Egbonwon neither completed nor submitted the bond form which she collected with her letter of release in 2007 to go for the programme abroad. She was supposed to resume duty in September 2010 but she came briefly and later absconded from duty and traveled outside the country without the Vice-Chancellor’s approval

Council noted that arising from the above, a case of gross misconduct bothering on abscondment from duty has been established against Mrs. Egbonwon in line with Section 5.4 (ii) of the University Rules and Regulations for Senior Staff which states expressly that:

“conduct prejudicial to discipline and good governance, insubordination (including unruly behaviour and disobedience to lawful instruction), negligence of duty, absence from duty without permission”

Council directed that the appointment of Mrs. B.F. Egbonwon with the University be terminated in line with the provision of Section 5.11.1 (ii) of UNAAB Rules and Regulations for Senior Staff. “Gross or persistent neglect of duty or misconduct either in the performance of duty or in any other situation”.

 

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