The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Ibadan chapter on Tuesday 22nd October,2019 kicked against the reports that six lecturers were arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS) over alleged involvement in examination malpractices .
The body denied the report by the office of the Director of Public Communications of the university on the incident.
While exonerating the lecturers, ASUU said no single academic staff member was involved in examination malpractices at the Distance Learning Center (DLC) of the university.
The Chairman, ASUU UI, Professor Deji Omole, noted that those who were arrested by the DSS were non-academic staff in the technical unit of the DLC.
Omole lashed out at the Director of Public Communications of the University Olatunji Oladejo, for misinforming the public.
Omole maintained that academic staff have not been fingered or linked to the fraud and no one should drag them into it.
The ASUU boss however stated that the union was not against punishing anyone linked to fraudulent acts, but ASUU has a standing committee on ethics and standard dealing with ethical and unethical issues.
He however said it would not take it lightly when members are wrongly accused.