An alleged private telephone conversation between one Pastor Richard Akindele, a professor of management and accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a female undergraduate has been leaked. In the audio, the student repeatedly addressed the other person in the conversation as ‘Prof. Akindele’, who, later, protested:
‘Stop calling my name!’
Listen to the audio below…
Several students and staff told PremiumTimes that the male voice was that of Akindele. It was also gathered that the lady is a final year student, who failed a course taught by Akindele. Several efforts to get the lecturer’s reaction were unsuccessful on Monday.
A senior academic staff in the accounting department, who volunteered to speak, revealed that Akindele was “caught three years ago” for engaging in the sex-for-mark practice. The leaked conversation suggests the student had refused the lecturer’s initial sex demand to upgrade her.
It appeared, in the audio, that the student deliberately called the lecturer again, to play along, record him and have hard evidence against him. The following dialogue occurred in the audio:
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, Abiodun Olanrewaju, the spokesperson for OAU said:
“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 a conclusion.”