SCAPEGOAT: Sex-For-Mark Lecturer Gets 2 Years Jail Term
A quest that started as a desire to satisfy his blazing libido has now given birth to a two-year jail term.
Professor Richard Akindele, popularly referred to "sex-for-marks" lecturer has been handed a two-year jail term.
Monica Osagie, the post-graduate student the lecturer demanded sex from, got justice on Monday at a Federal High Court in Osun.
The sentence was handed down to the professor and former lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) by Justice Maureen Onyekenu.
Professor Akindele had earlier changed his plea from not guilty to guilty, in an attempt to get soft landing.
Handing down the judgement, Justice Onyekenu ordered that the lecturer serve his sentence in Ilesa prison due to the magnitude of the offence he committed “which is prevalent in the country”.
Onyekenu had earlier rejected a suspended sentence and plea bargain which the defendant’s counsel, Mr Francis Omotosho, had pleaded for, noting that suspended sentence and plea bargain should be premised on public interest.
After the plea bargain was thrown aside, Mr Omotosho pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing his client.
Justice Onyekenu decried the gravity of the offence the convict committed.
Someone must be used “as a scapegoat without letting the issue of sexual harassment in tertiary institutions continue like that," she said.
Professor Akindele was first arraigned before Justice Maureen Onyetenu on November 19 by the ICPC on four counts of alteration of age and demanding sex to pass his student.
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