Nigerians React To Jailing Of OAU Sex-For-Marks Lecturer

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Nigerians have taken to social media to hail the two-year prison term passed on Prof Richard Akindele, who was accused of sexually harassing one of his students, Monica Osagie.

Akindele, a former lecturer with the Obafemi Awolowo University, was sentenced after changing his “not guilty” plea to “guilty” following a plea bargain.

Justice Maureen Onyekenu of the Federal High Court, Osun that delivered the judgement said the jail term passed on Akindele would help deter other lecturers from engaging in similar actions.

“The menace is getting to secondary and primary schools . I am a pastor and a counsellor . I know mental torture many of our female students have been subjected to by the likes of the respondent .

“The adverse effect of such action is huge . Many of his likes have been awarding marks to those students that are ready to warm their beds , thereby releasing half- baked graduates into the society,” the judge said.

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Some Nigerians that took to social media hailed the judgement.

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