The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has suspended Prof. Richard Akindele, who was caught on telephone, demanding sex from a female student for marks.
A member of the committee, set up by the school to investigate the scandal, confided this to the Punch in Osogbo on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity.
According to him, the committee recommended the suspension of the professor in a report of the committee set up by the university to probe the matter and to authenticate the veracity of the telephone conversation.
An audio of the telephone conversation had gone viral on Social Media.
The committee member told the newspaper, “The committee recommended the indefinite suspension of the professor pending the time the final report will be ready. The committee established a prima facie case against the professor. But note that this is the interim report of the committee.
“The committee invited the professor and the female student. We identified the student and invited her, but she did not appear. Only the professor honoured our invitation. I don’t want to tell you what he said on the telephone.”
He disclosed that the lady was an MBA regular student.
The final report would be submitted after the lady might have appeared before the panel, he added.