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Sex-For-Marks: Court Sentences Richard Akindele to 2 Years in Prison

Richard Akindele. Photo: Vanguard
Richard Akindele. Photo: Vanguard

A federal high court in Osun state on Monday has sentenced a former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Richard Akindele, to two years in prison for demanding for sex for marks from one of his students, Monica Osagie.

According to Premium Times News, Justice Maureen Onyekenu gave the sentence after Akindele changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.

Justice Onyekenu ordered that Akindele serve his sentence in Ilesha prison due to the magnitude of the offence he committed “which is prevalent in the country.”

The Justice decried the gravity of the offence the convict committed, adding that someone must be used as a scapegoat without letting the issue of sexual harassments in tertiary institutions continue like that.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the lecturer was first arraigned before Justice Maureen Onyetenu on the 19th of November by the ICPC on four count charge of alteration of age and demanding sex to pass his student.

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