Ondo varsity suspends six lecturers over ASUU crisis
SIX lecturers of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko (AAUA) who are members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) were yesterday suspended by the university’s management. Their suspension came on the heels of a query issued by the university authorities through the Registrar, R. O. Olotu, to four executives and two members of the extended Exco of ASUU in the institution. Sources said the suspended ASUU executives, led by Dr. Busuyi Mekusi, are to face an investigative panel over last week’s attack on national officers of ASUU by the university’s internal security officials. The national officers, who were at the university for a zonal meeting, were also barred from entering the university campus. It will be recalled that Ondo State Police Commissioner, Patrick Dokumor, had on Tuesday, assigned some officers to investigate the disruption of a meeting of the Academic Staff Union of University(ASUU) at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. The decision of the police boss was based on a letter written to him by the counsel to ASUU, Mr Charles Titiloye. The lawyer complained about the refusal of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Akungba Police Station, to investigate the attack on the lecturers. The national leadership of ASUU also met with the visitor to the institution, Governor Olusegun Mimiko, on the development in the University. The university authorities had earlier queried the institution’s ASUU chairman, Dr. Busuyi Mekusi, along with some other members of the union, and directed them to respond to various allegations in respect of the attack on lecturers within 24hours. In a query written by the registrar of the university, the ASUU chairman was accused of assaulting security men of the institution, disruption of the university academics and media publication of the alleged attack on ASUU members.