The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has reacted to the scandal involving one of its lecturers, Pastor Richard Akindele, who allegedly requested that a student have sex with him in return for marks.
The university through its spokesman, Abiodun Olanrewaju said, “The university is aware and we are setting up machinery to critically look at the issue to determine the veracity, otherwise there won’t be conclusion.”
The sex-for-marks scandal came to light via a leaked telephone conversation between the lecturer, a professor of management and accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a female undergraduate in the school.
In the leaked audio, the student repeatedly addressed the other person in the conversation as ‘Prof. Akindele’, who, later, protested: ‘stop calling my name!’
The leaked conversation suggests that the student had refused the lecturer’s initial sex demand to upgrade her marks and that he wanted to have sex with her five times, before the upgrade, a deal she later rejected.