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OAU responds to Sexual Harassment Allegation against Its Lecturer

A spokesperson for Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ife has responded to news making the rounds that one of its lecturers Professor Richard Akindele, a cleric, allegedly demanded for sex to make a female student pass an exam.

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Speaking to Premium Times, OAU spokesperson Abiodun Olanrewaju 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.”

A recording of Professor Richard Akindele allegedly demanding sex from a student to make her pass surfaced online.

In a phone call made to the professor by the student, the professor asked that the student have sex with him 5 times for him to upgrade her score from 33 to a pass mark.

The professor is said to be a pastor, although neither the department he lectures in nor the church he pastors were mentioned.

Listen to the phone call below:

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