The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, has set up a committee to probe Prof. Richard Akindele, the lecturer caught in a sex for mark scandal.
An audio recording of Prof. Akindele’s telephone conversation with a female student of the institution where he is heard demanding five rounds of sex from the student in order to pass a course recently went viral and made the lecturer became a subject of vitriol online in the last few days.
A statement by the university’s Public Relations Officer ( PRO), Biodun Olanrewaju, on Tuesday, indicated that, the university had received a report of the scandal, and had set up a committee, to investigate the allegation. The committees is expected to submit its report within one week.
He said the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has instructed the university authorities to punish anybody found guilty of the allegation.
The statement, entitled: “Re: Audio Recording of an Academic Staff Sexually Harassing a Female Student,” read in part, “The attention of the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been drawn to an audio recording, now trending on the social media, of a telephone conversation ostensibly between one Professor Akindele and a female student of the university.
The recording suggests that the lecturer was demanding sex in return for grade, which clearly amounts to sexually harassing the student.”