A professor identified as Richard Akindele, a professor of management and accounting and also a pastor of a popular Campus church at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife has been drawn into a s*x scandal after a recorded phone conversation he had with a female student, who claimed he allegedly requested five rounds of s*x from her before he can pass her, found its way to the internet and has since gone viral.
Several students and staff identified the male voice as that of Akindele. It was also gathered that the lady is a final year student, who failed a course taught by Akindele. Several efforts to get the lecturer’s reaction were unsuccessful on Monday.
A senior academic staff in the accounting department, who volunteered to speak, revealed that Akindele was “caught three years ago” for engaging in the sex-for-mark practice.
The leaked conversation suggests the student had refused the lecturer’s initial sex demand to upgrade her. .It appeared, in the audio, that the student deliberately called the lecturer again, to play along, record him and have hard evidence against him.
The following dialogue below occurred in the audio:
Student: I was really seeing my period Professor Akindele.
Lecturer: Stop mentioning my name. And now nko?.
Student: I am not on my period now.
Lecturer: Your boyfriend has done it yesterday?
Student: Is it every time that someone will be doing with the boyfriend? Is it every time you do it with your wife?
Student: It’s a lie, not possible. So what’s the plan now?
Lecturer: Let’s have the first one today and then we will do another one tomorrow. Is our agreement not five times?
Student: Is it B that you want to give me or C? Why would it be five times you will knack me?
Lecturer: That’s what I will do.
Student: Prof, you know what? Let me fail it. I can’t do it five times. For what nah? No worry. Thank you, sir
Lecturer: You are welcome.
When contacted, Abiodun Olanrewaju, the spokesperson for OAU 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.”