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Sex-for-mark lecturer, Prof Akindele sentenced to 2 years in prison

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The embattled former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele has reportedly been sentenced to two years in prison.

The lecturer on Monday, December 17, 2018, pleaded guilty to the charges levied against him as the Federal High Court, Oshogbo resumed his trial. Miss Monica Osagie, the student of Obafemi Awolowo University who alleged that one Professor Richard Akindele proposed to have sex with her has finally spoken.

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According to Punch, Justice Maureen Onyetenu, who had to stand down the case two times, before finally giving her judgement, said regardless of the plea bargain arrived at by the parties, Akindele should be used as a scapegoat to deter higher institutions’ lecturers from sexually molesting female students.

Here’s the break down of Prof Akindele’s jail terms

  1. Justice Maureen Onyetenu sentenced Akindele to 24 months jail-term for asking Monica for a sexual benefit.
  2. She handed him another 24 months jail-term for soliciting sexual benefit from he victim to pass her.
  3. The Judge also sentenced Akindele to 12 months jail-term for deleting parts of the Whatsapp conversation between him and Miss Osagie in order to evidence against him.
  4. Prof Akindele is also sentenced to another 12 months jail-term for falsification of age.

Recall that on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) announced that it will arraign the former lecturer at the Federal High Court, Oshogbo.

However, a week after his arraignment, the prosecuting counsel for the anti-corruption agency, Kehinde Ayantoye alleged that the lecturer was caught on tape chanting incantations to stop the case.

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