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