The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission is set to arraign a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Prof. Richard Akindele, at the Federal High Court, Osogbo, for allegedly demanding sex from one of his students, Ms. Monica Osagie, in order to upgrade her academic result from fail to pass.
The ICPC said in a statement signed by Rasheeda Okodua said that Prof.Akindele will be arraigned on Monday on three count charges having been accused of using his position as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting to demand sexual benefit from a student and fraudulently upgrade her result in Research Method course which she supposedly failed in 2017.
The commission said in the statement that his actions were contrary to Sections 8 (1) (a) (ii), and 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and are punishable under the same sections.
Prof. Akindele aged 57-year-old has asked for plea-bargain having admitted guilt.
He was to also cited ill-health as a factor that may make him unable to stand the rigours of prison life, notifying the Commission through his lawyer, Omotayo Alade-Fawole.
The dismissed lecturer pleaded that his prayers for plea-bargain be considered, more so as he was already serving punishment for his offence having been sacked by the university.