Prof. Richard Akindele, whose telephone conversation in which he demanded for sex from a female student was recorded and released on social media, has been suspended indefinitely by the management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
A member of the OAU committee which investigated the claims from the recorded conversation, further stated that the suspension of the professor was contained in a report the committee submitted to the University authorities.
Punch confirmed that the female student, who Professor Akindele demanded to have sex with five times before he would upgrade her mark from 33 to a pass mark, was a postgraduate student doing her Masters in Business Administration. She reportedly initiated a call, and asked the professor about their earlier discussion on the matter.
“The committee recommended the indefinite suspension of the professor pending the time the final report will be ready. The committee established a prima facie case against the professor. But note that this is the interim report of the committee.
“The committee invited the professor 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” the committee member said.
The final report will be submitted to the university authorities, after the lady who is an MBA regular student might have appeared before the panel.
We reported few days ago that the Obafemi Awolowo University lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele accused of demanding sex for marks from his female student has allegedly gone into hiding.
One of the lecturers in his department ,said the man had been hiding since his leaked conversation with the female student went viral on the social media. The lecturer, who did not want to be identified, added that the professor was also not at his residence, adding that some members of his church had been going to his house to sympathise with his wife.