OAU Sex-for-Marks Lecturer, Richard Akindele Regains Freedom

Prof Richard Akindele, sacked lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has been released from prison after serving a two-year term. 

The lecturer, a professor of management and accounting, was released on March 19 and is now back home to his family.

Akindele's world crashed in 2018, when Maureen Onyetenu, judge of a federal high court in Osogbo, Osun state, sentenced him to prison after he pleaded guilty to a four-count charge filed against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). He was sentenced to 24 months jail-term for asking Monica for a sexual benefit and handed him another 24 months jail-term for soliciting from the victim, sexual benefit to pass her. 

The judge also sentenced Akindele to 12 months jail-term for deleting parts of the WhatsApp conversation between him and Osagie to conceal evidence against him and sentenced him to another 12 months jail-term for falsification of age. 

She had held that the six-year jail terms would run concurrently. 


Source: The Cable

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