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Sex-For-Mark: OAU Professor Remanded In Prison

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An Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Prof. Richard Akindele, accused of allegedly demanding sex for mark from his student, has been remanded in prison by a Federal High Court in Osun.

Justice Maureen Onyetenu, according to NAN directed that the lecturer be remanded in prison until a former application for bail is presented before the court.

The prosecutor of the Independent Corrupt Practise and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr Kehinde Adedoye, had earlier told the court that the defendant had on Sept. 16, 2017 unlawfully demanded sexual benefits for marks from Monica Osagie.

According to the prosecutor, the defendant is facing a four-count charge.

The defendant corruptly asked for sexual benefits from Ms Monica Osagie on account of favour to be afterwards shown to her in the discharge of his official duties as a lecturer, to wit: altering her academic grades from fail to pass in the course, MBA 632 – Research Method,” he said.

The offences, he said, contravened Sections 8 (1) (A) (2) and 18 (d) of the corrupt practices and other related offenses Act 2000 and punishable under same sections.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilt to all the charges brought before him.

The Defense Counsel, Mr Fola Omotoso, thereafter, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

The ICPC counsel, however, opposed the bail application, noting that the defendant had refused to appear before the commission since he was granted administrative bail.

Onyetenu, therefore, ordered the defense counsel to file a formal bail application before the next date of adjournment.

The trial judge adjourned the matter till Nov. 27 for definite hearing and ordered the remand of the defendant.

Source: Naija News

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