Uncertainty surrounds the declaration of the Chancellor of Covenant University, David Oyedepo after he pronounced the office of the registrar vacant on Thursday.
It was unclear whether the institution has sacked its registrar or the office holder has resigned.
Mr. Oyedepo, while addressing 100 and 200 level students of the university last Thursday, warned the students against sex and intimacy on the school campus and announced that the institution does not have a registrar at the moment.
In the audio excerpt obtained by Journalists, the bishop said:
“When I cross out of the Covenant gate I’m referred to as the bishop of Living Faith Church. But when I cross into the gate I’m referred as the chancellor (of the) university.
“From this day henceforth, no student, whether male or female, should be found having an intimacy ally.”
“Caution, caution, caution, vice chancellor, dean student affair, registrar. Oh, we don’t have a registrar at the moment (implying that the registrar has been relieved of his duties). But I have spoken and this is law,” the bishop said.
The registrar of the institution, Olumuyiwa Oludayo, in a leaked social media chat with screenshots posted on social media recently, was allegedly flirting with a student of the university.
In the series of chats dated March 3, March 16 and June 23, 2018; Mr. Oludayo was telling a female, whose identity is unclear and not revealed, that he wanted her as an “intimate ally.”
“What do I need to become an intimate ally?” he asked the lady at 6:04 a.m. on June 23.
Also, PREMIUM TIMES gathered that a student, Adooh Emmanuel, was controversially expelled by the registrar, Mr. Oludayo.
As reported by Daily Independent newspaper on Wednesday, Mr. Adooh claimed he filed a lawsuit against the university and won.
Mr. Adooh, in his narration, accused the registrar of framing him with the help of two female students. He also accused the registrar of having intimate relationships with female students.
“The long and short of my thread is I took Covenant University to Court and I won them. It’s satisfying to know that you can call them out on their bullshit and win.”