The Oasis Reporters
February 1, 2020
When OAU Sex-For-Marks Prof Richard Akindele bagged an exemplary 6 year jail term with the confiscation and forfeiture of his phone in December 2018 was added to the bargain, many wondered why
Counsel to the ICPC, Mr. Shogunle Adenekan, urged the court to confiscate the mobile phone of the defendant and be forfeited to the Federal government, saying that sensitive materials were discovered there during forensic examination.
He also urged the court to grant order, releasing the mobile phone of the victim, Monica Osetobe Osagie .
In her judgement, Justice Onyetenu sentenced the convict to 24 months on count one, 24 months on count two, 1 year on count three and 1 year on count four.
She said the jail term should run concurrently.
She also ordered that the Samsung X4 of the victim should be returned to her and the Samsung X8 of the defendant should be forfeited to the Federal government.
The voice recording that Monica Osetobe Osagie discreetly lured the randy lecturer into making as evidential proof contained the information that Prof Akindele himself revealed that there were two other ladies on his sex hit list . Miss Osagie smartly re-emphasized that point in the audio conversation. She said, they were three. There seemed to have been concurrence by him.
Investigators were curious to know who the other ladies were.
Did Akindele have his way with them?
Did they pass or fail?
Where they married or not?
Those are very pregnant questions, but to protect the integrity of the women due to their status, all seems quiet on the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife (OAU) front. But those who know, know.
Therefore, to drive the nail further into the coffin of sexual harassment, intimidation and coercion further, the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede has vowed not to sweep the latest allegation of sexual harassment made against a lecturer in the university under the carpet.
Speaking when he received the report of the investigative panel into the allegation of sexual harassment leveled by Miss Motunrayo Afolayan against her lecturer Olabisi Olaleye, the vice-chancellor also charged students not to be afraid to speak up when harassed.
Miss Afolayan had accused Olaleye, a lecturer in the Department of International Relations of failing her in the course he taught for failing to submit to his sexual advances.
A statement issued by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju quoted the vice-chancellor, Professor Ogunbodede of vowing to make the report of the investigations public when he received the report.
The probe panel was headed by the Provost of the Postgraduate College of the University, Professor Yetunde Ajibade.
While thanking the panel members for their effort, the vice-chancellor said:
“While I applaud your tireless sacrifice as members of the Panel for a job well done, I assure you that the university is commitment to zero tolerance for any form of sexual and emotional harassment”.
“The administration will now present the findings of the Panel to the Academic and Promotion Committee of the University for deliberations who, in turn, will present the outcome to the University Governing Council for final decision”.
“And concerning the issue at hand, we are unequivocally committed to making the final decision on it public”, the vice-chancellor vowed.