University, others react to professor’s sex for mark allegation

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The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State on Tuesday said it was aware of the allegation of demand for sex for five times made by a female student against a lecturer of the institution for marks gratification.
The lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele was alleged to have had in a telephone conversation demanded for sex from the female student for five times to pass her in his course.
The spokesperson of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju said the management of the University already knew about the scandal.
He said, “The university is aware and we are setting up machinery to critically look at the issue to determine the veracity of the claim or otherwise. There won’t be conclusion.’’
Also commenting, Remi Sonaiya, OAU retired professor and former presidential aspirant, said: “Terrible! Unfortunately, many universities don’t have strong deterrence or punishment for abusers.
“Students should be encouraged to speak out when such things happen. There must be at least someone in the institution who can be trusted and confided in. Justice must be done.
“The good thing about such cases becoming public is that it will force the institutions to address them more seriously – if only to protect their name.
“Sadly, our universities have not dealt seriously with the issue of sexual harassment.”
A senior staff in the accounting department, who spoke on condition of anonymity revealed that Professor Akindele was caught three years ago for engaging in sex for mark practice.
Richard Akindele, a Professor at the Faculty of Administration, Department of Accounting, at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, was alleged to have demanded to have sex five times with his student before passing her.
A telephone conversation involving the student has gone viral on social media.
The female student, whose identity is still unknown, called the Professor to inquire about his earlier demand for sex to pass her in the lecturer’s course that she supposedly failed.
He told the student that she would repeat the exam in the next academic session since she had refused to “take the opportunity” he offered her to have sex with him.
“I gave you an opportunity and you missed it,” the Professor told the female student on phone. “Forget about it. You will do it next year.”
The student said she was calling to confirm whether he was serious about having sex with her.
He responded: “Me that agreed to do something. I know what I meant. If you don’t trust me forget about it. If I wouldn’t do it, why should I give you audience in the first place. If I am not interested in doing it, I won’t give you audience.
“The other person has come and I told her straight away because there is nothing I can do to bail that person out and her mark is even better than your own. The person scored 39 while your own is 33.”
The lecturer then asked her why she told him that she was on her period the day they met and he demanded sex.
“I was really seeing my period Professor Akindele,” the girl responded but the man told her to stop mentioning his name.
“And now nko?” he asked, to which she replied that the period had ended.
“Your boyfriend has done it yesterday?” he asked.
“Is it every time that someone will be doing with the boyfriend?” she responded. “Is it every time you do it with your wife?”
“Yes,” he answered.
“It’s a lie,” the girl exclaimed. “Not possible.”
When the girl asked him about the plan for the arrangement for her to have the sex so that she could avoid repeating the course, he told her that they would have the first sex the next day and on four subsequent occasions.
“Is not five we agreed? Our agreement is five,” he said
“Is it B that you want to give me or C?” the girl asked. “Why would it be five times you will knack me?”
She then told him she would not have sex with him five times.
“Prof, you know what? Let me fail it. I can’t do it five times. For what nah? No worry. Thank you, sir,” she said and then ended the conversation.
Efforts to get the reactions of the lecturer proved abortive.

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