Justice Maurine Onyetenu of a Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ordered the remand of the dismissed Professor Richard Akindele of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, who allegedly demanded sex from a postgraduate student, Monica Osagie.
It should be recalled that it was reported that the accused Professor, a former lecturer in the department of Management and Accounting, will be arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, on a four count charges before the court on Monday.
The ICPC alleged that the accused unlawfully demanded sex from his student and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section A (1)(2) of the corrupt practices and other related offences.
“That you Professor Richard Iyiola Akindele on 16 September, 2018, did unlawfully solicit for sex from your student Monica Osagie, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18 of the corrupt practices and other related offences, 2000.
Meanwhile, the accused Professor pleaded not guilty to the four count charges levelled against him by the ICPC.
According to an eyewitness account, his Counsel, Mr. F. Omotosho, urged the court to grant his client bail noting that he is a known professor and can not jump bail.
But, the prosecutor, a Senior legal officer with the ICPC, Mr. Kehinde Adetoye, opposed the oral bail application of the counsel, noting that the accused has refused to appear at the commission since he was granted administrative bail