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EXCLUSIVE: Akindele, OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ lecturer, released after jail term

EXCLUSIVE: Akindele, OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ lecturer, released after jail term
April 03
13:45 2020

Richard Akindele, sacked lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has been released from prison after serving a two-year term. 

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TheCable learnt that the lecturer, who is a professor of management accounting, was released on March 19 and now back home to his family.

In 2018, Maureen Onyetenu, judge of a federal high court in Osogbo, Osun state, sentenced Akindele to prison after he pleaded guilty to a four-count charge filed against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

She sentenced Akindele to 24 months jail-term for asking Monica for a sexual benefit and handed him another 24 months jail-term for soliciting from the victim, sexual benefit to pass her.

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The judge also sentenced Akindele to 12 months jail-term for deleting parts of the WhatsApp conversation between him and Osagie to conceal evidence against him and sentenced him to another 12 months jail-term for falsification of age. She had held that the six-year jail terms would run concurrently.

In an audio which went viral online, Akindele was heard demanding five rounds of sex from Osagie to award her a pass mark in a course she failed.

Akindele, a clergyman at the Anglican Diocese of Ife, was a member of the church’s marriage committee before the scandal.

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TheCable also learnt that his appeal against his conviction is scheduled for hearing at the court of appeal, Akure, on May 19.

In his new book, “Naked Abuse: Sex for Grades in African Universities”, Olusegun Adeniyi addressed the menace of sexual harassment in tertiary institutions across Africa.

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