- Authorities of the the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun state (OAU) have demanded the investigation of the scandal of Professor Richard Akindele who asked for gratification from a student for marks
- The school management said that if Akindele is found guilty of the allegation, it will be improper for him to remain in the school
- It said that a committee would be set up to probe the development
The congress of university academics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun state, and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have called for a thorough investigation into the case of Professor Richard Akindele, the lecturer who allegedly demanded gratification from his student for marks.
The congress remarked that Akindele, if found guilty of the claims against him, will be unfit to remain in the academic space, the Punch reports.
The university authorities said a committee would be set up to critically study the audio clip of the indicting telephone conversation, which went viral on Monday, April 9, to ascertain the truth and detail of the development.
In the four-minute audio clip, the professor was heard demanding gratification from a student who is yet to be unidentified five times before he could upgrade her 33 marks to a pass.
However, the student rejected the overtures on the grounds that the number of the romp did not commensurate with the pass mark the lecturer was willing to give her.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Richard Akindele was not aware that the student was recording the phone call conversation when he requested to sleep with her five times. In the audio recordings, the professor disclosed that the young lady scored 33 and if she was not ready to give in to his demands, she would retake his course.
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