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Sex-for-Marks Scandal: OAU Professor reportedly Sacked



In April 2018, reports surfaced of an OAU Professor, Richard Akindele, demanding sex from a female student in order to make her pass. 

A spokesperson for Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ife had responded to the allegations, saying that was looking at the situation critically. The Vice Chancellor of the school had also spoken up to say the school has zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Following the allegations, the Professor had been suspended indefinitely and there were reports that he had also stayed away from the office for months.

Now, according to PUNCH quoting a statement released by the Vice Chancellor, the Professor has been officially dismissed by the school.

A committee set up by the school to investigate the allegations of harassment made the decision to dismiss the Professor for his actions towards the female student based on “their conversation in the audio recording, his reply to the query, the oral evidence and the printed ‘WhatsApp conversations’ tendered before the committee.”

According to PUNCH, the Vice Chancellor said Akindele had acted in a manner that compromised his position as a teacher and examiner.


  1. olorire

    June 20, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    these lecturers do not know how powerful social media is now. there is no escape for such things

  2. Olu

    June 20, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    He needs to go to jail as well. He abused his power and office..
    More people needs to come up with substantial evidence against his likes. If not for that recording, this case would’ve have been swept under the carpet since most lecturers are like him.

    Good start…

  3. Jacob

    June 20, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    This is is very stupid

  4. TheRealist

    June 21, 2018 at 10:31 am

    He should also be prosecuted!

  5. Mz Ebonite

    June 21, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Dismissal is too light a punishment, how about a jail term????

  6. Flow

    June 21, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    In saner climes, he’d also serve time.

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