Prof. Akindele’s jail sentence is too harsh – Activist Emmanuel Onwubiko

Activist Emmanuel Onwubiko, who reacted to a court judgement against an OAU lecturer yesterday, has stated that Prof. Akindele’s jail sentence is too harsh.

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According to Activist Emmanuel Onwubiko, two years for a professor who pleaded guilty to sexual harassment of a student is harsh. He further stated that while a Bayelsa state governor who stole billions reached a plea bargain with the EFCC and walked away with a light sentence, Prof. Akindele’s jail sentence was too harsh because his offence did not result in fatalities.

He wrote;

A LITTLE TOO HARSH… IF YOU ASK ME…

Two years for a professor who pleaded guilty to sexual harassment of a student is harsh. Non custodial sentence with heavy fine are sufficient since the accuse didn’t waste the time of the Court and therefore didn’t occasion huge prosecutorial costs for the State. Moreover, he has previously been punished for the same offence by his employers. Does this not amount to double jeopardy which in itself is a travesty of justice? Or is this anarrangement to actually make him have soft landing on appeal?

For instance, former Bayelsa state gov who stole billions reached a plea bargain with the EFCC and he walked away with a light sentence even when corruption leads to fatalities. This Professor who couldn’t overcome his concupiscence and temptations of the flesh didn’t commit an offence that resulted in fatalities. This is not to say that his offence is light. I wish he can mount a robust challenge against this extremely harsh and emotional sanction. Again, this is not to under estimate the weight of the offence. Not at all.

Professor, when you come out of prison I’m sure you would have learnt good lessons. But please the prison authority should activate suicide watch on him.

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309 Comments

  1. I wouldn’t say it’s too harsh because my friend almost suffered the same pains of a lecturer not even in her department doing same to my friend. I’m just pitying the wife and children of the old prof

  2. To me it’s not harsh, do u know how many student he has traumatized? Do u know how many students who drop out of school because of him? Do u know the number of students with his CO because they refused him sex? To me it is not harsh.

  3. Two years is not too harsh compare to the number of life he had used his office to affect,that lady is not his first

  4. We are sent to school to o and learn not for the lectures to be molesting us, if they can’t help you, they should just be plain with it that asking for something in return

  5. Harsh or not, do you know how many student he must has fail tensionally, lost their exam script, refuse them to pass his course, that serves him right because he has a wife in his house which he needs to respect her and his marriage.

  6. Maybe you don’t know that sexual harassment is a big crime.You’re violating someone’s right to her own body even with threats

  7. The offence committed is not the sane with that of the governor let him just get. The gravity of offence committed differs. Or does he not know the law again? Though this country is another please that let’s the people decide the law and not the law ruling the people or taking it’s cause.

  8. We all know he did not deserve that kind of punishment….we are talking about someone’s daughter been harassed by this man.

  9. The verdict has been given and nothing can be done . Is a pity but other lecturers who,engage in sexual harrassment will think,twice before doing that again .

  10. What is the man saying? A man who would have destroyed so many lives and you are saying that the punishment given to him was too harsh. I disagree totally

  11. What is the man saying? A man who would have destroyed so many lives and you are saying that the punishment given to him was too harsh.

  12. This professors offence is more damaging than stealing public fund. Imagine if the female student is your daughter

  13. A professor who is believed to be a custodian of knowledge he should not have stopped to low. He pleaded guilty because the evidence. must have been overwhelming. Check out who the girl is – i believe God’s faithful daughter

  14. To me 2 years is a great sentence, what was he thinking when he sexually harassed the student.. Men need to learn how to control their sexual urge…..this would serve as example to those planning on committing such act in future…

  15. How is it too harsh? He has traumatized and ruined the lives of many female students. In my opinion, the sentence was too little and will deter others from similar acts

  16. Though its too harsh but it will serve as example to people like him who thinks they can eat their cake and have it.

  17. I am feeling for him now. Though the sentence is harsh but he should have thought of a day like before going into the act.

  18. We all know it is very harsh but it will serve as a deterrent to other lecturers out there who are like him to desist from the act

  19. Punishment for any crime committed is never too harsh. He should serve it..if course he should plead guilty because there are proofs.

  20. This Professor who couldn’t overcome his concupiscence and temptations of the flesh didn’t commit an offence that resulted in fatalities. Actually he deserve what was given to him. It’s a lesson to all.

  21. I actually don’t think its too harsh on had him, if he’s not seriously dealt with now, other lecturers will capitalize on the light punishment and continue with the sex for mark attitude

  22. Whether harsh or not, my relief is that he gets to be punished while vindicating Monica of the supposed lie against the lecturer.

  23. The punishment to me it’s not harsh, he got what he deserves instead of lecturing these girls the end u sleeping with them

  24. To me oo the two years should be 4or6 years do you know how it feels when a teacher make a student to leave the school after all the suffering before entering school and a teacher will just come from nowhere…..aaaaa please more years to him

  25. Do u say a little too harsh? wait until they go after ur own daughter and fustrate her academics, thats when u will know its even too light….and what does corruption got to do with this. What is this man saying sef? he should leave my state Bayela out of this

  26. I think he was punished based on his offense. Maybe if he was just a lecturer maybe a fine will do but the fact that he is not just a lecturer, he is a professor and that could also be the reason why he was given that sentence. We know there are a lot of people out there who has gotten away with the crime they have committed but nevertheless it shouldn’t stop the punishment for a crime that has been committed. There is a saying that goes, that it is the one that is caught that is the thief. So to me two years is not too much for what he did though he has suffered a lot. I am sure he has learnt his lessons and other perpertrators will learn from him

  27. Is not harsh biko, ar they not working with the constitution of de country? Let it be a lesson 2 others….

  28. I think this guying taking sides with this prof is also a sexual harrasser. They should have given him more years sef

  29. This is Nigeria where corruption Dominated every where…… Though what Prof. also did is very bad. I don’t know why our lecturers so like taking advantage on we student. This is really bad.

  30. The lecturer case was handled and judgemebt dispensed according to the law. The law is the only legal prism for judging the outcome of a case, not mere sentiment or rational assessments.

  31. What happened to professor Wil serve as a lesson to his colleagues do same thing to thier student..lol

  32. this one of the problems of this country,someone is being punished for the offence he committed and someone with a big mouth is saying that the penalty is harsh.so we should allow commit the crime before punishing him right

  33. This is Nigeria and corruption is obviously everywhere even in the University that’s where you find it among the lectures …this is just an example to others… Quit evil Nigerians.

  34. Hmm…. So he seek for pity but when he was harrassing person child he didnt know that it pains. well we’re all humans I think the 2year is too much.

  35. Two years is not much. They should increase it to 5 years, so that other lecturers will learn from this.

  36. There is no true judgement in Nigeria and sometimes we do support what is not right, imagine somebody harassed a lady sexually and was jail and an activist now saying that what they did was not right. Lets call a spade a spade. Two years in prison is not too harsh, and it will give a sound warning to other lecturers.

  37. I am trying to wrap my head around your argument such argument only make light the offence committed, you are saying you don’t want to make light the offence yet that is exactly what you are doing. Men in this country take sexual harassment and molestation as nothing however it is the worst crime cos it has a lasting effect. Mtscheeeeew

  38. Is it about time wasted in court or justice being served? This should serve as a deterrent to other such lecturers

  39. Is quit harsh but is good like that so as others lectural should learn from this man…n before he will return from jail he will have learnt his own lesson too.

  40. Is warning for others to be mindful of what they do when in power.. not too harsh, in reality, it won’t be up to 2yrs…

  41. It is too harsh but at thesame time good. This will serve as a lesson for his colleagues who did thesame as him.

  42. I am trying to wrap my head around your argument such argument only make light the offence committed, you are saying you don’t want to make light the offence yet that is exactly what you are doing.

  43. Harsh or no harsh. It’s unfortunate he’s the Scape goat here. And has brought much shame to the family. My pity to the wife and children.
    Years of work to become a prof. A pity

  44. He has been made a scape goat for others to learn and desist from. It’s too rampant in our higher institution of learning.

  45. Who is this an talking why is 2years too harsh and too much what of many life’s that SOE lecturers have destroy what are we going to say to that he should keep quite if he does not have good thing to say

  46. It’s quite harsh but it serves Him right, because the rate if sexual harassment towards students especially female one’s is becoming high

  47. It’s actually a little to ash, but it’s been done already, maybe just to make others lecturer more cautious of themselves

  48. there are a lot of people out there who has gotten away with the crime they have committed but nevertheless it shouldn’t stop the punishment for a crime that has been committed. Justice has be to prevail

  49. What is the man saying? A man who would have destroyed so many lives and you are saying that the punishment given to him was too harsh.nonsense

  50. To me the jail term is too small. He deserves more than that. If Mr. Emmanuel knows what the female students is going through with those lecturers , he won’t say that.

  51. He doesn’t have any godfather to help him.. that’s why. Even though what he did was very wrong, I advocate that others must also be brought to book.

  52. If his crime and punishment were to be compared with some other top politicians who has gone scot free,u will see dat the punishment is harsh as said.

  53. I am sorry to say, that man that said the jail is too harsh seems stupid, this is nonsense, it is not enough, he will have do a lot of bad thing to student

  54. Our body is a temple of the most high.If any man commit fornication,he sins against his own soul. The judgement passed on him was a result of sinning against himself.May the lord deliver him for his case to be reverse

  55. He is mad for that statement, too harsh for sexually abusing a girl??? I think someone need to abuse his daughter sexually to see how it feel

  56. It not harsh at all, this will serve as a lesson to other lecturers who don’t know more than to get into every student pant

  57. Its not too harsh abeg..do u know other student dieing in silence cos of this sexual harrasment from other lecturers.it would teach them a great lesson

  58. I dnt think it is too harsh is just dat life is unfair.. Anyway dat good for him he be a scape goat to others

  59. Looking from his side of view, it is really harsh. But this is Nigeria for you, politicians have the power.

  60. You are supporting him because it’s not your daughter that he harassed. How can someone who calls himself a professor that was suppose to teach and guide others become the one that assaults his students. Serves him right

  61. This is the best news so far, because most lecturers frustrate students most especially the females ones,thumbs up to the judiciary i hope they fish out his likes in other universities.

  62. To me, his sentence will send a warning signal to other lecturers who are in the habit of molesting and victimising students.

  63. What is the man saying? A man who would have destroyed so many lives and you are saying that the punishment given to him was too harsh. Had it been is your daughter

  64. This is rape we are talking about, it should serve as an example to others who engages in this act. He deserves it.

  65. I just can’t seem to understand why men shamelessly take advantage of women who need their help.There are those who don’t mind being paid to statisfy their urge sooo why on earth must they force someone into bed with them just because they are in an advantaged position?

  66. and most of the lecturers in our school, gives more than 3 years extension, close your mouth jare, maybe some are partners in crime

  67. Taking advantage of the female counterparts is very bad. Rape is not a good thing at all that needs to be vehemently frowned at.

  68. I don’t blame him mid it were to b his daughter I will see if he will compare it to another person offence. Fellow Nigeria if any person back the Lord he should pay equally.

  69. Mr. Onwubiko, had it been the randing lecturer has drilled your daughter and gave her marks and you able to know, I don’t think what you’re saying will be coming out of your mouth.

  70. Well, there were counts of other charges on him so I believe he wasn’t sentenced to 2 years only for the offence of sexual harassment alone. He deserves the 2 years or even more. He was supposed to be an exemplary leader and teacher.

  71. It’s not too harsh to me please, its better he serve that 2years so that he will learn lesson from it And other lecturer who indulge in such act will learn too

  72. if i should say a word then let justice take it cause on him, Nigeria is bad and corrupt today because of all this nemerous and different crimes are committed and mostly bribed over without facing the law

  73. if i should say a word then let justice take it cause on him, Nigeria is bad and corrupt today because of all this nemerous and different crimes are committed and mostly bribed over without facing the law

  74. Harsh or not what’s going to happen to the students herself, before becoming a prof who knows how many pson that this has happened to

  75. For me, I should suggest 10 good years with hard labour in order to teach other lecturers in the same act s lesson.

  76. I think you are very right by saying a governor who embezzled billions would be set free compared to ordinary sexual harassment case. That is nigeria for you, may God help us

  77. the punishment given to him was harsh and he was able to accept that he is guilty but the punishment can be reduce and o believe he has learn his lesson.

  78. That’s good for him, and a good lesson to other lectures, mr Emmanuel you can say that again, because is not your daughter that is involve, just live it,

  79. Weather he pleading guilty or not, the punishment is just OK for him. Let him go and rest in jail for the main time

  80. It didn’t result in fatalities? Do you know if there were others students who fell victim before nemesis caught up with him

  81. Activist Emmanuel Onwubiko is right because the judgement given to a poor man for committing an offense is the same judgement which should be given to a rich man for committing the same or more offense

  82. The professor didn’t deserve anything less. Sex for marks and sexual harassment must stop in our tertiary institutions.

  83. He’s got to learn his lessons. And it will serve as a lesson too for others. Is 2 years up to carry overs and spills student’s suffer every year all in the name of”am not serving with you”.

  84. It is too harsh but at thesame time good. This will serve as a lesson for his colleagues who did thesame as him.

  85. that is very god for him and this will serve as a lesson to other lecturers who indulge themselves in such act

  86. It is harsh though, but we have many of those lecturers who need to learn their personal lesson from it.

  87. ‘A little to harsh of they ask me’ thank God you weren’t asked. Do you know how many students he must have abused. Am sure if it were tour daughter who was the victim you wouldn’t come out to repeat the same statement .

  88. If Emmanuel Onwubiko knows what these female students go through to pass a course or write projects in the Universities, he wouldnt be saying this. They pass through all sorts of abuse to pass. So, I wished for heavier sentence for the randy professor.

  89. I pity him too concerning the jail term. But I think with the 2years jail term, other lectures like him will learnt their own lesson too and desists from such act.

  90. Sex molesters and offenders shouldn’t go scot free. I so much support the judgement brought down to the offender who happens to be a professor. Judgement has been served without fear nor favor and I believe it will serve as a deterrent to the others who cannot control their irresponsible sexual orgies.

  91. Harsh ke,for rape case it’s cos he pleaded guilty that’s y his even given 2yrs sentence wait until he rapes your girl child then you will know it’s not harsh

  92. He deserves it and also it will serve as an example to others who are into or are still warming up to indulge in such act.

  93. Is not too harsh anything or is it because he is a prof if its an ordinary man you will say he deserved what he got

  94. I wished for heavier sentence for the randy professor. someone is being punished for the offence he committed and someone with a big mouth is saying that the penalty is harsh.

  95. He should have been made to face even a harsher sentence.. All the people he molested are still traumatized by that experience

  96. Because he pleaded guilty is not enough reason to give light punishment, since there lecturers that still do this kind of thing. This will teach them a lesson

  97. I want to believe that this activist just want to gain popularity by his stance. Maybe if it had happened to his daughter,niece or friend he wont be saying something like this! You can not be comparing this case with corruption or embezzlement…far far apart

  98. It not hash i was even thinking of 2 years inorder to eradicate this acts of lecturers trying to sleep with female students

  99. It is too harsh because there some people that committed an offense more than this in Nigeria and they were let free

  100. Let face the fact oh its not fair do you know what it means to say I’m actually guilty of this offense then he’s given two years, but the one that sttole billions is now better abi. See let just be sincere with ourselves and always say the truth. Nobody is perfect

  101. Lawyers are liars as the saying goes. For a man of his integrity to have been found guilty of such immoral act, the punishment is not heavy but to serve as a precautionary warning to other erring lecturers and professors with similar attitude.

  102. Not harsh at all that is what is do for his crime so when he’s finally free he won’t try such again and others will learn from this punishment.

  103. I personally think the sentence is not harsh because if the authorities don’t react like this ,more lecturers might want to do

  104. The activist is right in his opinion. Government officials will steal billions of naira and dollars and no sentence for them, they will walk away with everything but for this professor, 2 years was given to him as if he commmitted the unpardonable sin. Am not justifying his wrong doing but condemn the hashness.

  105. I believe this action by d state authority to will reduced the level of sexual assault on in our campus..

  106. That was to much they should have disused the jail sentence because he agreed that he was guilty of the offence, and the Curt should also know what and how the whole thing turned into sexual harassment, people do worst thing and go scotfree while some get lesser punishment. I believe this will serve as a warning to those lecturers who indulge in things like this.

  107. He deserve the jail sentence so he should serve it no matter how because it’s the one responsible for committing the act

  108. Yes it may be too harsh but that should at least serve as a warning to others who may have been doing same to other students.

  109. I want to believe he has been on this for quite a long time now
    So it’s not harsh at all
    But in the case of the former governor
    That shows how poor our judiciary system is in the efficiency of their work and justice delivery

  110. I also think so. At least he was sacked and his wife left him. But on second thought I wish all other lecturers who do this also face the consequences….. What you sow you reap

  111. judiciary system in Nigeria is a issue on it own but I see the sentence as checkmating other perpetrators

  112. I don’t think it’s too harsh, he should suffer it. Many students must have suffered sexual harassment from him

  113. I really what Activist Emmanuel is trying to insinuate, is he promoting sexual harassment or what, comparing stealing and sexual assault. None of them is right, so we should all desist from them. the Lecturer got what he deserved

  114. Sexual harassment is bad and should be condemned, maybe he has learnt his lessons, maybe its too harsh I don’t know

  115. If that is the law you aint coming against it
    Sexual man
    And the guy with the billions incident should be rechecked

  116. It’s not his fault, when that is what he do too and the girl in question is not his daughter

  117. I don’t think its harsh..you need to know wat most lecturers do when students refuses them.the student will never graduate

  118. When you understand what this female students go through in the hands of this lecturers,you won’t call it harsh

  119. It serves him really right, maybe when he comes out he would have repented, and other will learn from this, it has gone on for too long.

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