Three academic staff of the Delta State
University have been dismissed from the
institution after being found guilty of attempted
rape, abuse of office and professional
The lecturers belonged to Theatre Arts, Petroleum
Engineering and Department of Business
Administration and Marketing respectively.
The Theatre Arts lecturer was dismissed for allegedly
attempting to rape a student of his department.
Since the incident, the lecturer has been on a
lingering tussle to defend his name, luck ran out
on the lecturer on the day he was supposed to
defend himself at a disciplinary committee, but
died the day he was expected to appear for the
The embattled lecturer with two others was
recommended for termination at the 90th Regular
Meeting of the school’s Governing Council earlier
last month. Even death was not enough to spare
him the dangling hammer of the law.
Also, the other lecturer from petroleum
Engineering lost his job for gross misconduct
arising from Business Administration and
Marketing was sacked for abuse of office and
professional misconduct. This is evident enough
to show that the management of DELSU will not
tolerate any form of indiscipline and abuse of
power by lecturers of the university.