Prof. Benjamin Okaba of the Department of Political Science and Provost, Oleh Campus, has been fired by uthority of the Delta State University, Abraka, and barred from holding any official position in the institution for five years over alleged sex harassment, financial extortion and misconduct.
Also fired and sanctioned were Professor Mrs. O.D. Ogisi, Dean, Post Graduate School, six lecturers and eight non-academic staff and 40 other staff of the institution for various offences while the institution’s Chief Accountant was dismissed for absconding from duty post since 29th October, 2012.
In a statement obtained by HardReporters which was signed by the University Registrar and Secretary to the University’s Senate, Mr. Daniel Urhibo, stated that the affected staff were dismissed following the approval of the Governing Council of DELSU, adding that the dismissed workers were thoroughly investigated by the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (SSDC ), who also recommended for their dismissal from the services of the university based on the gravity of the crimes committed.
According to the statement, “the council has considered and approved the recommendation from the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee.”, adding that university’s Governing Council made the decision during its 101st regular meeting held at the university and implemented the recommendations of the committee.
Here is statement reproduced below:
CONSDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SENIOR STAFF DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (SSDC) TO THE GOVERNING COUNCIL
The Governing Council at its 101st regular meeting held on Friday, 18th August, 2017, considered and approved the recommendations from the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (SSDC), as follows:
S/N Name of Staff/Rank/Department Charge (s) Council’s Decision.1. Mr. Shedrack A. Omosor.
Rank: Tutor I
Department: DELSU Secondary School,
Established act of gross misconduct. Mr. Shedrack A. Omosor, is seriously warned. 2. Dr. A.A. Abotutu.
Rank: Senior Lecturer
Department: Geography and Regional Planning,
Established act of gross misconduct
Dr. A.A. Abotutu’s appointment with the University is terminated with effect from Friday, 18th August, 2017. 3. Mr. Joseph Onovughe
Rank: Senior Foreman
Department: Works and Services Established act of gross misconduct, Mr. Joseph Onovughe’s appointment with the University is terminated with effect from Friday, 18th August, 2017. 4. Mrs. M.O. Oroka.
Rank: Senior Assistant Registrar
Department: (Registry) Quality Assurance Centre, Established act of gross misconduct, Mrs. M.O. Oroka, promotion is stagnated for three (3) years with effect from when she is due for promotion
5. Mr. Friday Oghoba
Rank: Principal Programmer
Department: Information and Communication Technology Directorate.
Established acts of gross misconduct, Mr. Friday Oghoba, is dismissed from the services of the University with effect from Friday, 18th August, 2017. 6. Mr. Alexander Roy-Omoni
Rank: Lecturer I
Department: English and Literary Studies,
Established act of gross misconduct. Mr. Alexander Roy-Omoni’s appointmentwith the University is terminated with effect from Friday, 18th August, 2017. 7. Mr. Jonathan O. Egiliga
Rank: Senior Executive Officer, Accounts
Established act of gross misconduct.
Mr. Jonathan O. Egiliga, is dismissed from the services of the University with effect from Friday, 18th August, 2017. 8. Mr. Henry Etaverho Onovwiemore
Rank: Chief Accountant
Absconding from his duty post since 29thOctober, 2012Mr. Henry Etaverho Onovwiemore, is dismissed from the services of the University with effect from 29th October, 2012. 9. Mr. S.T. Orugboh
Rank: Accountant II
Absconding from his duty post since October, 2012. Mr. S.T. Orugboh, is dismissed from the services of the University with effect from 4th October, 2012. This is to inform staff, students and other members of the University community that the underlisted staff were disciplined in 2015 by the University Governing Council for various offences.
S/N NAME DEPARTMENT RANK DISCIPLINARY MEASURE. 1. Arc Ogbodu Doris Physical Planning Chief Architect Dismissed with effect from 6th March, 2012. 1. MR. A. ERHIJAKPOR ACCOUNTING BANKING/FINANCE LECTURER I Warned with effect from 2nd February, 2015. 2. DR. P. AKPOTURI PETROLEUM ENGINEERING LECTURER I Dismissed with effect from 2nd February, 2015. 3. DR. S.E.O. EKAKITE BUSINESS ADMIN AND MARKETING LECTURER I Stagnated for five years with effect from 2nd February, 2015. 4. MR. IFEANYI OGU-RAPHAEL THEATRE ARTS LECTURER I Dismissed with effect from 2nd February, 2015. 5. DR. R.K. MORUKU BUSINESS ADMIN AND MARKETING SENIOR LECTURER Termination with effect from 2nd February, 2015. 6. MR. J. OKOGU SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION LECTURER I Warned with effect from 2nd February, 2015.7.DR. N. O. ERIEMO ECONOMICS SENIOR LECTURER Warned with effect from 2nd February, 2015. 8. MR. S.K. OKOH AUDIT PRINCIPAL INTERNAL AUDITOR Discharged and Acquitted. 9. MRS. C.A. EGUONWU BURSARY ASSISTANT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Discharged and Acquitted.10. MR. A.A. IHRIEROMA WORKS AND SERVICES CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER Discharged and Acquitted. 11. DR. B. P. OROMAREGHAKE POLITICAL SCIENCE SENIOR LECTURER Termination with effect from 5th November, 2015.12. DR. K.B.O. EJUMUDO POLITICAL SCIENCE SENIOR LECTURER Termination with effect from 5th November, 2015.13. MR. A.E. OBUKOHWO POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURER I Termination with effect from 5th November, 2015. 14. MR. HALLEN O.I. JESSA INTERNAL AUDIT SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER Dismissed with effect from 5thNovember, 2015. 15. MR. KENNEDY A. ITIMI BURSARY CHIEF ACCOUNTANT Termination with effect from 5th November, 2015. 16. MR. SOLOMON ODESENEKA INTERNAL AUDIT PRINCIPAL INTERNAL AUDITOR Termination with effect from 5th November, 2015.17. DR. U.B. OWHE-UREGHE MICROBIOLOGY READER Warned. 18. DR. E.V. CLARK POLITICAL SCIENCE SENIOR LECTURER Warned for negligence in the handling of results.19. PROF. B.O. OKABA POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR
i. Removed as Provost, Oleh Campus
ii. Not to hold any official position in the University for a period of 5 years with effect from 5th November, 2015, 20. PROF. (MRS) O.D. OGISI AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION PROFESSOR. i Removed as Dean, Post Graduate School.
ii. Strongly warned
21. DR. P.O. AJAJA CURRICULUM AND INTEGRATED SCIENCE READER Warned for Plagiarism. 22. DR. J.O. OSEJI PHYSICS SENIOR LECTURER Warned for Plagiarism. 23. DR. P.O. DANIA SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION SENIOR LECTURER Warned for Plagiarism. 24. DR. I. ONYESOM MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY READER Warned for Plagiarism. 25. DR (MRS.) B. ALLOH PUBLIC LAW SENIOR LECTURER Warned for Plagiarism. 26. DR. P.C. AJIEH AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION READER Warned for Plagiarism. 27. DR. D. EMOJORHO UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SENIOR LIBRARIAN Warned for Plagiarism. 28. DR. I. A. AMATA ANIMAL SCIENCE READER Warned for Plagiarism. 29. DR. C.O. CHUKWUJI AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION READER Warned for Plagiarism. 30. DR. B.O. OVWIGHO AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION READER Warned for Plagiarism. 31. DR. C.G.E. SALAMI BUSINESS ADMIN/MARKETING READER Warned for Plagiarism. 32. DR. (MRS.) P.O. AGBAIRE CHEMISTRY SENIOR LECTURER Warned and denial of promotion for 2 years. 33. DR. A.E. NWACHUKWU PHYSICAL AND HEALTH READER Warned for Plagiarism. 34. DR. S.I. EFE GEOGRAPHY AND REGIONAL PLANNING READER Warned for Plagiarism. 35. DR. M. MOWARIN ENGLISH/LITERARY STUDIES SENIOR LECTURER Warned for Plagiarism. 36. DR. G.E. AKPOJOTOR PHYSICS SENIOR LECTURER Warned for Plagiarism. 37. DR. E.C. OKOLIE PHYSICS READER Warned for Plagiarism. 38. DR. C. E. MOKOBIA PHYSICS READER Warning and denial of promotion for 2 years. 39. DR. A.A. AKIRI EDUCATIONAL ADMIN AND POLICY STUDIES READER Warned for Plagiarism. 40. MR. REUBEN OKOYE BURSARY ASSISTANT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER warned and advised to take his job seriously.
LIST OF DISMISSED STAFF
a. Academic Staff
S/N Name Department Rank/Level Year Reasons for Dismissal. 1. Mrs. Oghenetega Ighedo Mathematics and Computer Science Assistant Lecturer 2011 Abandoning her duties without due permission. 2. Dr. Bestmart Digbori Technical and Business Education Senior Lecturer 2011 Collection of money from students. 3. Dr. Jonah Okome Theatre Arts Lecturer I 2011 Alteration of students scores by instructing students to help compile/transfer results from marks sheets submitted by various lecturers handed over to him as the course adviser .4 Dr. P. Akpoturi Petroleum Engineering Lecturer II 2014 Gross misconduct arising from conduct of the 2013/2014 POST UTME. 5. Mr. Ifeanyi Ogu-Raphae Theatre Arts Lecturer I 2014 A case of professional misconduct and sexual harassment. 6. Dr. R. K. Moruku Business Administration and Marketing Senior Lecturer 2014 Abuse of office/professional misconduct and sexual harassment
b. Junior Staff
S/NAME DEPARTMENT RANK/LEVEL YEAR REASONS FOR DISMISSAL. 1.Mr. Anthony Ekpogbe Bursary Assistant Executive Officer 2010 Fraudulent Mis-representation to obtain a loan from a financial institution. 2. Mr. Glory Ilaya Counselling Psychology Senior Clerical Officer 2011(a) Misconduct: (Tampering with examination scripts GAC 300)
(b) Consecutive days absence from duty post after being recalled from suspension
(c) Failure to appear before a Constituted Disciplinary Committee despite being invited.
3.Mrs. Isioma J. Egbare Registry
(Weekend Degree Programme)
Clerical Officer2011 Issuing of fake school fess printout. 4. Mr. Ezeh Matthew Chinedum Geology Computer Operator I 2013 Tempering and Inflating of his Aper Score during the 2013 Appraisal Exercise.5.Mr. Okpe Okirhie LuckyWorks and Services Driver II 2013 Gross Misconduct and Total Disregard for Constituted Authority. 6. Mr. Adejumo AdedayoDESLU Investment Ltd Catering Supervisor 2013 Impersonation/ Assumption of False Identity. 7. Mr. Peter Congo Librarian Library Assistant 2015 Regular Truancy Absenteeism and Failure to Submit final copies of Appraisal Papers. 8. Mrs. Miebi Ojo-Ede Bursary Assistant Executive Officer 2015 Gross Misconduct as related to persisted dereliction of duty and disregard for constituted authority in the University
Mr. D. A. Urhibo