- The police may be called in to assist in a scandal involving a lecturer at the University of Obafemi Awolowo, the institution's vice chancellor has said
- He said the police may be involved to get to the root of the matter if the school encounters challenge with its ongoing investigation
- The lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, was accused of demanding sex from a female student in exchange for mark
The vice chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said that the institution may involve the police to verify a telephone conversation involving one of the varsity's professors, Richard Akindele, who was accused of demanding sex from a female student in exchange for mark.
The VC stated this while speaking to newsmen in Osogbo on Sunday, April 15. He said that the case had not been reported to the police by the university, but it might involve them to get to the root of the matter if investigation runs into a hitch, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the VC said: “We have a committee that is investigating the matter now and we gave them one week to submit their report. If we run into any hitch, we can use all the resources available to get to where we are going. But once things are running smoothly, we may not need to involve the police.
“But we must first identify those involved and where they are; if we have any problem doing that, then that is when the university will invite the police.
“The committee’s one week will elapse by Wednesday. We will brief you about it. I need to state that we have excellent relationship with the police, the DSS and others.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the vice chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University finally reacted to a leaked audio in which one Professor Richard Akindele, a lecturer in the institution, demanded sex from a female student to help her pass her examination.
In a statement he personally signed, the vice chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, said the university had begun the process of identifying the person involved.
Ogunbodede said the act was a breach of regulations of the university’s code of conduct and anti-sexual harassment policy.
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