The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU has announced the sack of Prof Richard Akindele for demanding five round of sex from a post-graduate student, Monica Osagie to upgrade her marks.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Eyitope Ogunmodede announced the sacking at a press conference on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Ile Ife.
Ogunmodede said the Governing Council of the institution sacked the lecturer, “having found him guilty of all the charges against him.”
Recall that Prof Akindele was exposed in a phone conversation between him and the student on Monday, April 9, 2018.
In the viral audio, the lecturer can be heard asking the student to have sex with him to increase her exam score to a pass mark.
However, while the leaked audio conversation between the Prof Akindele and Osagie remained a mere allegation for, the student after some weeks opened up on what really happened.
Osagie opens up on sex scandal between her and her lecturer
In an interview with CNN, Osagie said she helped the professor edit his book, adding that she saw him as her mentor.
But the man wanted more and she said that she became uncomfortable with the relationship.
She said: "We actually edited the book together... Then, the next thing he told me was, 'Can you date me?
“I was like, 'No.' He was like, 'Why?' I said, 'One, I don't date lecturers, and secondly, you are more matured than I am.”
"He kept calling me to ask if I was ready to accept his proposal. So, I decided to record our next conversation," she added.
Meanwhile, before he was finally dismissed from Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof Akindelehad been suspended following the recommendation of the investigative committee in their interim report.