Prof Richard Akindele Jailed! OAU Lecturer, Pastor Sleeping With Students To Pass Them Jailed After Pleading Guilty

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Prof Richard Akindele Jailed 6 Years: OAU Lecturer Sleeping With Female Students To Pass Them Jailed After Pleading Guilty To Get Pardon

Randy Obafemi Awolowo Lecturer whose sex scandal story went viral few months ago has been jailed.

Professor Richard Akindele, an ordained Pastor was today sentenced to 6 years in jail for demanding sex to pass his student, Miss Monica Osagie.

The presiding judge, Justice Maurine Onyetenu, passed the judgement after the former lecturer had changed his earlier plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” in anticipation that he could be pardoned.

Akindele on a four count charge was sentenced to 24 months on count one, 24 months on count two, one year on count three and another one year on count four.

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However, the judge, who ruled that the jail term should run concurrently, also ordered that the Samsung X4 of the victim should be returned to her and the Samsung X8 of the defendant should be forfeited to the Federal Government.

After the judgement, the defence counsel, Francis Omotoso, pleaded with the court to suspend the sentence and negotiated for a plea bargain but Justice Onyetenu declined, saying “the rampant cases of students harassment by lecturers should be stopped.”

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Akindele In Court Today

The judge, who affirmed that plea bargain is not absolute, said it was at the discretion of the court.

She said:

“This kind of issue is too rampant in our tertiary institutions. We send children to school, they come home telling us that lecturers want to sleep with them. We can not continue like this. Somebody has to be used as a scale goat. Even primary schools pupils are complaining.

“Telling me to suspend sentence does not arise. Plea bargain does not arise. May be the case continue to occur and reoccur because someone has not been used as example. It is time for the court to start upholding the right of the children, especially female students. The case is endemic.”

The defence counsel further informed the court that Akindele had lost his job and learnt his lesson, adding that the university had also discovered an error in the victim’s examination paper’s marking and had concluded plans to compensate her.

The counsel further told the court that the OAU management is planing to make offices of the lecturers open by building the front side with glasses to discourage immorality.

But the judge turned prayer of the counsel down and simply said, “do you think they do it in the office? They go to hotel.”

Counsel to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offenses (ICPC), Mr. Shogunle Adenekan, earlier urged the court to confiscate the mobile phone of the defendant and make him forfeit it to the federal government.

He told the court that sensitive materials were discovered in the cell phone during forensic investigation but advised that the mobile phone of the victim be released to her.

5 thoughts on “Prof Richard Akindele Jailed! OAU Lecturer, Pastor Sleeping With Students To Pass Them Jailed After Pleading Guilty

  1. He kept denying that it never happened.prof who has an accomplished career,loving family and fifteen minutes of karaku romps just wasted your hard earned productive years.imagine the pains his family is passing through.your

  2. I don’t just understand how the justice system works in Nigeria. Pleading guilty to a crime means the person has to plead guilty in order to get a lesser sentencing/jailed time. In any civilized world, that is how it works. The prosecutor sometimes prefer the defendant to plead guilty so that they won’t spend unnecessary time/money to seek conviction on a single case. If this judge had let the defense attorney knew about no plead guilty option, then his lawyer would have continued dragging the case to build up his defense in favor of accusee. It appears that this Judge wanted to punish this man to serve as deterrent to other Professsors.

    Having said this does not indicates that i’m in support of what this man did. Does he deserves jail time? yes! Does this man deserves 6 years sentencing? probably not. He has lost his job, plus, he might not be able to get job in teaching profession, he has been exposed and tainted his family image. His wife has been affected, his children. At the end, after pleading guilty to the charges, I think they should let him go Or gave him at least maximum of 12 months in federal prison. 6 years is little bit too much for his offense. This act of exchange sex for grade has been going on for long time and nothing has been done about it. Its just that it is getting worst and if nothing is done to halt it, our children may not learn anything in school just because they are guarantee their professors will accept their pussy for high grade score. That will also means that we are producing unskilled graduates who cannot meet the global standard of University Grads.

    Even though i’m little bit disagreeing with this Judge sentencing, I commend her for taking that bold approach to stop al these unprincipled Professors who are damaging the future of our young folks in exchange for short term fantasy. Finally since our Judiciary has used Professor Akindele as a scapegoat, then Nigeria justice system needs to extend similar example to all cultist group in all of our institution of higher learning across Nigeria.

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