JUST IN: OAU Sacks Professor Involved In Sex-For-Mark Scandal
The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has wielded the big stick and have dismissed a lecturer of the institution, Richard Akindele, who was involved in a sex-for-mark scandal.
The dismissal was disclosed during a press conference by the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, on Wednesday.
Mr. Ogunbodede said the conclusion was reached after the investigative panel found Mr. Akindele guilty of inappropriate relationship with one of his students, Monica Osagie, a claim to which he admitted.
The vice chancellor said the dismissal of Mr. Akindele will serve as deterrent to others as “the university has taken further steps to ensure total elimination of sexual harassment in the OAU community”
A viral the audio conversation between Mr. Akindele, a professor in the accounting department, and Ms Osagie led into the investigation and the professor was found culpable.
The university had initially suspended Mr Akindele indefinitely, following an interim report of its investigation but have now dismissed totally following the overwhelming evidence tendered against him.