A Federal High Court, Osogbo has remanded Prof Richard Iyiola Akindele, the former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, accused by her student, Monica Osagie of demanding sex, in prison custody.
Prof. Akindele was arraigned on Monday by the Independent Corrupt Practises and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) before Justice Maureen Onyetenu on four counts bothering on alteration of age and demanding sex for good grades from a female student.
The charge sheet reads: “That on 16th day of September, 2017 or thereabout, you corruptly asked for sexual benefits for yourself from one Monica Osagie for a favour that would be thereafter shown to her by upgrading her academic record from fail to pass, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 8 (1)a and 2 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission Act 2000.
“That you solicited sexual benefits from the victim on 16th of September, 2017 or thereabout for a favour to be given to you, the act contrary to and punishable under Section 18 (b) of the ICPC Act.
“That you deliberately concealed evidence, with the intent to remove parts of the conversation between you and the victim, contrary to Section 15 (1) and (2) of the ICPC Act.
“That you falsified your age by saying, under interrogation, that you were born on April 19, 1961, while in your personal file retrieved from OAU, you claimed you were born on April 19, 1959, an act contrary to and punishable under Section 25 of ICPC Acts, 2000.”
After arguments between the prosecution and defence counsels over readiness for definite hearing, the defense counsel made oral application for bail for the defendant, butt Justice Onyetenu insisted on an affidavit.
She therefore adjourned the case to Tuesday, November 27, 2018 for definite hearing and ordered that Akindele be remanded in prison custody.