Richard Akindele: OAU Vice-Chancellor finally speaks on sex-for-mark scandal
The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University has finally reacted to the scandalous reports of one of its professors requesting an exchange of sex for pass marks.
On Wednesday, April 11, in a statement personally signed and released to the public, the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede said that investigation of identifying the person involved is currently in progress.
“In full compliance to all applicable laws, the university has set up a high powered committee to investigate the allegation and submit its report within one week. Anyone found culpable will be dealt with decisively.
“The university considers sexual harassment as an offence punishable contrary to the code of conduct and anti-sexual harassment policy. The university will never condone such act by any staff or students.”
Similarly, the chairman of Congress of University Academics, Obafemi Awolowo University,Mr Niyi Sunmonu, maintained that if it is established that the leaked audio is true, the perpetrator is not fit to be in the academic environment.“Lecturers are expected to mould the lives of students.”
Recall that we had reported earlier Professor Akindele’s wife spoke on the scandal and blamed the devil for it.
The wife of the OAU lecturer has denied the allegations against him, saying the devil is out to tarnish her husband’s reputation.
The professor who is a clergyman at the Anglican Diocese of Ife, Osun State, was caught in a recorded phone conversation, demanding five rounds of sex from a female student before she can pass his course.
According to Premium times, some of his church members expressed shock at the development.
One of the church members said they went to the professor’s house immediately the news broke on social media and met his wife who blamed the devil.
”When we heard the news, some of us were surprised. We were at his house very early this (Tuesday) morning but only met his wife who said the devil is at work to soil the name of her husband.” he said