OAU Professor Gets Indefinite Suspension Over Involvement In Sex Scandal

Professor Akindele/photo credit: saharareporters.com

The Committee set up by the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has recommended the indefinite suspension of Professor Richard Akindele for allegedly demanding sex from a female student.

Recall that, Professor Akindele was caught on tape demanding to have sex 5 times with a female student in order to upgrade the low mark she scored in a course to a pass mark. In the audio tape, the professor urged the student to take the “opportunity” or be ready to repeat the course next year.

The student happens to be a postgraduate doing her Master on Business Administration.

A member of the committee, confirmed the suspension while speaking to newsmen on Wednesday.

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He said, “We recommended indefinite suspension of the professor pending the time the final report will be ready. The committee, in its interim report, established a prima facie case against him.

“We invited him 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.”

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From report gathered the final decision will be taken after the lady had appeared before the community

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