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OAU Professor Akindele Recommended For Dismissal Over Sexual Harrassment

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The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has announced the sacking of Professor Richard Akindele for allegedly demanding sex from a student, Monica Osagie, to upgrade her mark.

Eyitope Ogunbodede, the OAU Vice-Chancellor,  announced the sacking at a press conference in Ile-Ife on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Richard Akindele, a professor of management and accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife | TheCable

He said the Governing Council of the institution sacked the lecturer, “having found him guilty of all the charges against him.”

He said the council, after its findings, concluded that Professor Akindele had an inappropriate relationship with one of his students, Miss Osagie, a claim to which he admitted.

Council also discovered that the don had offered to change Osagie’s 33 per cent result to a pass mark, in consideration for sexual favours.

According to the vice chancellor, this was established in an audio recording (that went viral in April) which Akindele also admitted to.

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