The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is ensnared in a scandal after a leaked phone recording allegedly showed a lecturer seeking s*x from a female student to pass an examination.
A Nigerian Professor and lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), identified as Richard Akindele, has been caught on tape demanding to have s*x with a student five times as a gratification to upgrade the low mark she scored in a course.
According to the audio recording of the conversation between the student and the teacher which is now trending on the social media, the conversation began with the student asking the lecturer about his previous demand to pass a particular course he is teaching so as to avoid ‘carrying over’ to another academic year.
In his reply, the lecturer told the student to stop asking him questions and just take the opportunity he had extended to her. The student probed the lecturer if he was serious, he replied that she should take the ‘opportunity’ or be prepared to repeat the course next year.
The following dialogue occurred in the audio as transcribed byPremium Times:
Student:Hello Sir, Professor Akindele, yesterday you said something but because I was close to my boyfriend I could not say anything. You said you’ve submitted it
Lecturer:I gave you an opportunity and you missed it. Forget about it. You will do it next year.
Student:I was calling to confirm whether you were serious about it.
Lecturer:Me that agreed to do something. I know what I meant. If you don’t trust me, forget about it. If I wouldn’t do it, why should I give you audience in the first place? If I am not interested in doing it, I won’t give you audience in the first instance. The other person has come and I told her straight away because there is nothing I can do to bail that person out and her mark is even better than your own.
The person scored 39 while your own is 33. Only two people failed the course so what else do you want me to do. You can see it anytime you come, we are at Moro doing exam, we are doing MBA executive exam. They are just starting. I will finish by 4:30 and maybe 5, I should be in the office. If you are ready, come by 5:00. Why did you tell me you were on your period the other time.
Student:I was really seeing my period Professor Akindele.
Lecturer:Stop mentioning my name. And now nko?.
Student:I am not on my period now.
Lecturer:Your boyfriend has done it yesterday?
Student:Is it every time that someone will be doing with the boyfriend? Is it every time you do it with your wife?
Student:It’s a lie, not possible. So what’s the plan now?
Lecturer:Let’s have the first one today and then we will do another one tomorrow. Is our agreement not five times?
Student:Is it B that you want to give me or C? Why would it be five times you will knack me?
Lecturer:That’s what I will do.
Student:Prof, you know what? Let me fail it. I can’t do it five times. For what nah? No worry. Thank you, sir
Lecturer:You are welcome.
When contacted, the spokesperson for OAU told a correspondent the management already knew about the scandal.
“The university is aware and we are setting up machinery to critically look at the issue to determine the veracity otherwise there won’t be conclusion,”said the spokesperson, Abiodun Olanrewaju.