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SEX-FOR-MARKS: Ex-OAU lecturer arraigned by ICPC, remanded in Prison

SEX-FOR-MARKS: Ex-OAU lecturer arraigned by ICPC, remanded in Prison

A Federal High Court in Osogbo has remanded Prof Richard Iyiola Akindele, a former lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University accused of demanding sex from his student, Monica Osagie.

Akindele was arraigned on Monday by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The accused person was remanded by Justice Maureen Onyetenu on four counts bothering on abuse of public office, breach of trust and exploitation in his capacity as a lecturer in order to be appeased with sex and offer of higher marks in a course that the student is supposed to have failed in 2007.

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The offence, according to ICPC, was punishable under Sections 8 (1) (a) (ii), and 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

Professor Akindele had reportedly begged through his lawyer, Omotayo Alade-Fawole, for plea-bargain having admitted guilt and also cited ill-health as a factor that might hinder him from withstanding the rigours of prison life.

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