Justice Maureen Onyetenu of the Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun state has sentenced Professor Richard Akindele, a former lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, to 2 years in prison for demanding sex to pass one of his students, Monica Osagie.
LIB reported earlier that Akindele changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty during the hearing of the case on Monday December 17th.
Akindele was first arraigned in court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on November 19th on a three count charge bothering on “using his position as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting to demand for sexual benefit from a student and fraudulently upgrade her result in Research Method course which she supposedly failed in 2017”. He initially pleaded not guilty.
On Monday morning during the hearing of the case, he made a u-turn, pleading guilty to all the charges.
The court has sentenced him to 2-years in prison.