Sex-for-marks: Randy OAU Professor, Akindele completes jail term


After serving a two-year jail term, Richard Akindele, a professor of management accounting, has been released from prison.

POLITICS NIGERIA recalls how the lecturer was sacked from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife after he made sexual advances to a postgraduate student, Monica Osagie, in 2018.

In a 5-minute audio clip, 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 was 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).

He bagged 24 months jail-term for asking Monica for a sexual benefit and handed him another 24 months jail-term for soliciting sexual benefit from the victim  to pass her.

Meanwhile, this paper reliably gathered Mr Akindele was released on March 19 and now back home to his family.

It was learned that his appeal against his conviction is scheduled for hearing at the court of appeal, Akure, on May 19.

However, our sources noted that he had not been seen around in the public even before the coronavirus lockdown was declared.

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