- OAU has suspended Professor Richard Akindele involved in demand-for-sex scandal
- This decision was reached by the committee set up by the institution
- The lady involved has not appeared before the panel yet
The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife has reportedly suspended Professor Richard Akindele indefinitely for allegedly demanding for sex from a student.
The Punch reports that this decision was taken by the committee set up by the institution to look into the issue on Wednesday, April 18.
A telephone conversation between the professor and a student was leaked where the lecturer asked the female student for sex before he would upgrade her result from 33.
The member of the committee claimed the student was a postgraduate student doing her Masters in Business Administration but that while she has not appeared before the committee yet, the lecturer has.
He said: "'The committee recommended the indefinite suspension of the professor pending the time the final report will be ready. The committee established a prima facie case against the professor. But note that this is the interim report of the committee.
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“The committee invited the professor and the female student. We identified the student and invited her, but she did not appear. Only the professor honoured our invitation. I don’t want to tell you what he said on the telephone.”
Legit.ng had reported that the vice chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, said that the institution may involve the police to verify a telephone conversation involving one of the varsity's professors, Richard Akindele, who was accused of demanding sex from a female student in exchange for mark.
The VC stated this while speaking to newsmen in Osogbo on Sunday, April 15. He said that the case had not been reported to the police by the university, but it might involve them to get to the root of the matter if investigation runs into a hitch, Punch reports.
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