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Sex-For-Mark: Court Denies Ex-OAU Lecturer Bail

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By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo

Justice Maureen Onyetenu of the Osun State Federal High Court on Tuesday refused to grant bail to a former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Richard Akindele, who was alleged by her student, Monica Osagie of demanding sex to pass her.

Prof. Richard Akindele

In her ruling, Onyetenu ordered the embattled lecturer to be remanded in Ilesa prison custody until the next date of adjournment, December 17 for bail consideration and to allow more evidence from the prosecution counsel on whether or not to grant him bail.

She also ordered the prosecution counsel from the Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to produce video evidence of the embattled lecturer and his Student having fun.

The Senior Legal Officer, ICPC, Mr Kehinde Adetoye had prayed the court to denied the defendant bail on the grounds that he will not stand his trial when released.

Adetoye said that the defendant had refused to appear in their office at Abuja to honour any of their invitation extended to him particularly when he returned from abroad after a medical trip.

But the Defense Counsel, Mr. Francis Omotosho, prayed the court to grant bail to his client pending the final determination of the case.

Omotosho said a 14 paragraph affidavit in support of the bail application had been forwarded to the court with a written address.

The embattled lecturer was first arraigned before Justice Maureen Onyetenu on November 19 by the ICPC on four counts bordering on alteration of age and demanding sex to pass his student.

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