…says: ‘my sincerity, intergrity vindicate me’, advises ASUU members to desist from blackmailing colleagues
From Kehinde Adewole
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Administration, of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) , Prof. Abayomi Fasina has narrated the trauma he suffered as a result of a false allegation of receiving double salary which some members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leveled against him.
This came barely three days after the Management of FUOYE and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) jointly pronounced him not guilty of the allegation.
A legal practitioner, Bayo Idowu had, on behalf of his clients who are members of ASUU, Drs. Adeyemi Ezekiel Oluwagbemiga, Akingbe Oniyide and Omonijo Akinyemi Gabriel, petitioned the anti-corruption agency and FUOYE, and accused Fasina of receiving double salary from two universities which are Ekiti State University (EKSU) and FUOYE, But after proper investigation, the ICPC dismissed the petition as lacking merit.
FUOYE Management’s Committee which also investigated the allegation, had discovered that what the petitioners had described as double salary was actually a case of an error whereby the system had continued to pay Fasina salaries as a Sabbatical staff member after he had migrated to a Visiting Professor. An error that occurred for few months.
Fortunately, for Fasina, he had since 2016, written a letter to notify the University Management about the error so that the University management can do the needful. The letter was dated 11/11/2016. He had promptly taken that action which eventually vindicated him before the FUOYE panel and the anti-corruption agency that jointly pronounced him not guilty.
Responding to the development, Prof. Fasina who revealed that he was terribly embarrassed by the false accusation, said that it was not the first time he would face such persecution.
” l am glad with this development. It has simply confirmed my innocence about the issue and adequately exonerated me from the malicious and baseless allegations mindlessly leveled against me.
” Let me put it on record that this isn’t the first time I would face such persecution. A female senior Professor had made some serious but false allegations against me sometimes ago. The University Council found her gulity and mandated her to tender an apology to me in writing. While l do not like to mention the Professor’s name, I have the letter of apology she wrote to me and can make that available anytime.
” Although, as humans, we are imperfect but I have always consciously allow God, my conscience and humanity to guide me in all ways and in my relationship with fellow men as well as in virtually all official dealings.
“However, I like to advise my colleagues who are members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and who have unfortunately and pitiably allowed themselves to be used by anti-progressive forces to heap up unnecessary sentiments and put forward such false and baseless allegations against me in order to just embarrass me, that as far as the Almighty still rules in the affairs of men, He will not allow the innocent to be unjustly punished. So, let those who are often tempted to toll the path of damaging others’ reputation beware and turn a new leaf because nemesis has no antidote, it will surely strike the deserved.
” On a conclusive note, I appreciate the gentlemen at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) for their painstakingly effort. I also warmly appreciate the Management of Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) ably led by our purpose driven Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun for their usual uncompromising preference for fairness and justice. God bless all.”