BBN Exclusive: LASU suspends College of Medicine Provost over financial misconduct

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LASU suspends College of Medicine Provost over financial misconduct

Professor Babatunde Solagberu has been suspended as the Provost of LASUCOM

BlackBox Nigeria can exclusively report that the Provost of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Professor Babatunde Akibu Solagberu has been suspended for financial impropriety.

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BBN gathered that the management of Lagos State University ordered the IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION of the erstwhile Provost of its College of Medicine which is situated in Ikeja from office.

This action as exclusively gathered by BlackBox Nigeria is not unconnected with several infractions by the Provost against the rules and regulations of the University, mostly bordering on financial improprieties and administrative misadventures. Babatunde Solagberu, a Professor of Orthopedic surgery was appointed Provost in February 2016.

A highly credible source further revealed to BlackBox Nigeria that Professor Solagberu in a frantic bid to stop the University from investigating him, resorted to barricading the College Bursary and Audit Units. “He even went on to sue the Vice Chancellor Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun and the Governing Council, seeking the Court’s assistance at restraining them from investigating him,” the source revealed.

LASU VC, Professor Lanre Fagbohun

The suspension BlackBox Nigeria has learnt takes effect from 30th November 2017.

It was further gathered that an acting Provost has been appointed in line with the laws governing the institution. Professor Antonia Okeoghene Ogbera, who before now was the  Deputy Provost has been appointed to take over IMMEDIATELY. Mrs Ogbera is a Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician Endocrinologist.

Professor Ogbera, the new Acting Provost

More details soon.

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