Former OAU lecturer in sex for marks scandal remanded in prison


Prof Richard Iyiola Akindele, the former lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University, accused by her student, Monica Osagie, of demanding sex to pass her has been remanded in prison custody.

Akindele was arraigned on Monday by the Independent Corrupt Practises and other Related Offences Commission before Justice Maureen Onyetenu of a Federal High Court, Osogbo, on four counts bothering on alteration of age and demanding sex to pass her student.

The alleged victim in the sex-for-marks scandal, Osagie, had in April told an investigative panel that Prof. Akindele deliberately failed her because she refused his sexual demands.

Osagie, who appeared before the committee set up by the institution’s authorities in the company of her counsel, Dr Abiola Akinyode-Afolabi.

Osagie, a postgraduate student in the Masters of Business programme, had released a recorded telephone conversation, which went viral, in which the lecturer identified as Akindele, allegedly demanded sex for marks.

The audio recording had generated reactions from a cross-section of the public until the university authorities reacted.


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