Professor Richard Akindele a former senior lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU has been ordered by the Federal High Court, Osogbo, Osun State.to be remanded in prison.
Professor Richard Akindele is standing a trial at the Federal High Court for allegedly requesting for sex in exchange for grades from one of his female students identified as Ms. Monica Osagie.
Meanwhile, Professor Akindele was discharged from the institution in June by the university senates after he was found guilty.
Professor. Akindele was sued on a four-count charge by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences, ICPC. The commission said that Akindele’s actions were contrary to Sections 8 (1) (a) (ii), and 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and are punishable under the same sections.
One of the counts reads, “That you , Professor Akindele, on or about the 16th day of September, 2017 at Ile -Ife did corruptly ask for sexual benefits for yourself from Ms. Monica Osagie on account of favour to be afterwards shown to her by you in the discharge of your official duties as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University, to wit; altering her academic grades in the course with code MBA 632- Research Method from fail to pass; and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 8 (1)(a) (ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”
However Professor. Akindele pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to him.
Omotosho Wale Francis, the lawyer of the defendant, pleaded with the court to adjourn the case due to irregularities made by the Commission.