The Lagos State University, Ojo, has ousted the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Tajudeen Olumoko.
This comes on the heels of a report published by an online medium over alleged racketeering that had been going on at the university.
The report claimed that a certificate racketeering syndicate sold authentic Lagos State University certificates for anywhere from N2 million to N3 million to interested parties, depending on the intricacy of the course in question.
Vanguard reports that Olumoko has been removed from office while a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Dr. Abiodun Fatai-Abatan, has been appointed as the new acting DSA.
The Lagos State House of Assembly had summoned the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Mr. Tolani Akibu, the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the institution’s Senate, and other top staff on Tuesday over extortion and certificate racketeering allegations leveled against the school.
Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the House, asked on Tuesday that the institution’s concerned authorities be invited so that facts concerning the claim can be found for the sake of the school’s reputation.