Dismissed OAU lecturer explains why he demanded sex from student
Two weeks after Obafemi Awolowo University sacked Professor Richard Akindele for demanding sex from Monica Osagie, a post-graduate student, the lecturer has finally explained what happened between him and the student.
On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, the Vice-Chancellor of the university announced the sacking of Prof Akindele after the lecturer was found guilty of sexual harassment of the postgraduate student.
However, the lecturer in his replies to the query issued to him by the institution explained that the five rounds of sex demanded from the student in the leaked telephone conversation was deliberate attempt discourage her and at the same time invite her to his office to obtain evidence.
Prof Akindele also added the five rounds of sex he demanded was an attempt to play along with the student. The university, however, did not buy his argument and dismissed the professor.
The embattled lecturer also alleged that the student had sometimes in November 2017 in his office by pulling off her dress.
The lecturer according to the New Telegraph also submitted screenshots of earlier WhatsApp conversations including nude pictures allegedly belonging to Ms. Osagie exchanged between them
Prof Akindele narrates what led to the sex scandal
I recall sometimes in November 2017 when she came to my office in the company of some of her other MBA students/colleagues to inform me they failed a course that I took with another lecturer and pleaded that they should be upgraded. But I informed them that it was not possible because the result has been submitted and approved by the department.
They left my office, but the lady returned alone to my office some few minutes after they had left begging me to upgrade her to an “A.” She confessed that she did not fail the course, but that she had two other courses in the Department that she failed (not any of which that I am involved) but that she would need an “A” in my own course to boost her CGPA to get to an average of 50 to enable her obtain an MBA Degree. “I promptly turned down her request.
She knelt down and held my legs pretending to be begging me, but was actually romancing me. I shouted at her to stop her madness, but she immediately stood up, raised her gown up to cover her face and I noticed she was not wearing any pant. “I was afraid she could shout to attract other people and it may be difficult for me to defend myself of sexual assault. So I had to gently tell her to calm down and that we will do it five times on another day and place to which she agreed and gently left my office.
I had to do that to save myself from any possible accusation of sexual assault which may be difficult to prove if she had shouted on that day. Of course, she attempted calling me at other times and seeing me after that day, but I kept avoiding her. “Since then, she kept sending messages to me regularly describing how good she is in bed and how badly she needs to sleep with me and get an “A” in the course, all of which I resisted.”
The embattled professor also said he has evidence that Osagie pulled off her cloth in his office adding that the student once seduced him on Whatsapp with erotic messages.