Sex-for-marks: ICPC prosecutes Prof Akindele, confirms ‘many similar cases’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), on Friday, confirmed the prosecution of Richard Akindele, a Professor of Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University, for sexual assault.

Already, the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, has sacked him for allegedly demanding sex from a student, Monica Osagie, in exchange for marks.

Akindele related his side perspective recently.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Musa Abubakar, Acting Chairman of the ICPC, gave an update on the case.

Abubakar, represented by the Commissioner in charge of Education at the ICPC, Mohammed Ashiru Baba, expained that the ICPC had many similar cases and would prosecute the culprits.

He said, “I am sure you are aware of the Professor Akindele’s case at OAU. We are prosecuting the case right now.

“Though the university said they have dismissed the Professor, we said that is not enough, we want to prosecute him.

“We are handling so many cases like that in a lot of universities. We singled out federal universities, state-owned universities and privately-owned universities.”

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