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LAUTECH has refuted lecturer’s allegation as published in a blog.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the attention of Management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has been drawn to a publication titled “Lecturer stranded in the US as LAUTECH fails to release his N26 million Tetfund grant”, in a blog, Oyo insight.com.

Ordinarily, we would have ignored this publication but for the need to maintain our goodwill with members of the public, most especially to respond to the members of the public who have been seeking clarification on the matter.

The University is surprised that Adewale Olasumboye could throw caution into the winds by making publication on this matter, having sued the University on his refusal to resume duty after the expiration of his study leave with pay under TETFund.

Since Olasumboye is aware that the case is still pending in court, in suit number NICN/IB/58/2021, which came up yesterday June 6, 2022 and has been to July 7, 2022 at the National Industrial Court Ibadan, we did not expect him to rush to the press on the matter, except that he is jittery and no longer believes in himself and the judicial process.

The said case being in court, the University is not ready to join issues with him in the public so as not to be charged for contempt.

Suffice however to say here that most of what Olasumboye published in the online news was half truth and amount to blackmail, which the university will not succumb to. One may wonder why he is not patient enough to await court judgement on the matter, being the first person to approach the court.

May be, he needs to be reminded that he signed a bond with the university on his study leave with pay which he is bound to fulfill.

This University will not succumb to any form of blackmail or yellow journalism, as we will insist that he should comply with all terms and conditions guiding the study leave with pay granted him.

It may also interest Olasumboye and the online blog he used to know that the University has taken note of his current action, which amounts to contempt of court and sub judice, and will report this development to the University Legal Retainer who is handling the case for his further action as may be appropriate.

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