- Group petitions VC, police
A human rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, has petitioned the authorities of the Osun State University, Osogbo and the state Police Command over an allegation that a staff of the institution, Mrs. Morenikeji Olabimpe Oyinlola, simultaneously collected salaries from the university and the National Youth Service Corps, as a staff of both establishments for two years.
The rights group insisted that Oyinlola allegedly secured two full time employments through fraudulent means and drew monthly salaries from both, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the Osun State University from March 2011 to March 2013, which was contrary to the rules and regulations guiding the civil service and against part VI (27-29) of the Code of Conduct for Staff and Students of the University.
The CHRSJ, therefore, called for a thorough and credible investigation of the allegation against Oyinlola in order to unravel the truth and ensure justice. The allegation is contained in a petition dated Tuesday, December 13, 2016, a copy of which was obtained by The Point.
It is entitled, “Petition on the Chronology of Lies and Criminal Act of Oyinlola Olabimpe Moronkeji (nee Olatunji), of College of Agriculture, Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Ejigbo Campus.”
According to the petition, signed by CHRSJ Executive Chairman, Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, “The Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) is, therefore, calling for a thorough and credible investigation, interdiction, immediate arrest and punishment of the culprit.”
The group said that the petition had also been forwarded to the Chairman, UNIOSUN Governing Council, Mallam Yusuf O. Alli; the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Labo Popoola, and other top management team of the university, as well as the State Commissioner of Police.
It added that all the necessary related documents were also attached to the petition in order to prove the allegation against Oyinlola beyond reasonable doubt. CHRSJ urged the management of the university and concerned authorities to set up an independent and unbiased panel of inquiry to investigate all the issues raised in the petition.
It also demanded the refund of the salaries received by Morenikeji between March 2011 and March 2013 from the university in the interest of justice and public accountability. “Similarly, she should also return salaries she drew from the NYSC for the same period,” CHRSJ said.
The petition further reads in part, “Another shocking revelation, which is against the spirit of the Civil Service General Order, as a permanent staff of the University since March 2, 2010, is that Moronkeji lied to the university authorities about her studentship as full time Secretarial Administration student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State from 2009 to 2011.
On that ground, she claimed to have been posted to Imo State in March 2011 as a participant in the NYSC, whwereas she was going to resume for an NYSC job. “In addition, Oyinlola Moronkeji (Nee Olatunji) was later redeployed to Osun State from Imo State on health grounds as nobody could say specifically the kind of ailment that she was suffering from that could lead to her redeployment.
It is pertinent to inform your esteemed office that it is gross misconduct, irresponsibility and betrayal of public trust for a public officer like Mrs. Oyinlola Moronkeji to hide her fraudulently acquired higher certificates from the University management, thereby violating due process in public service”.