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Akindele, ‘randy’ OAU professor, deactivates Facebook account



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Richard Akindele, a Professor of Management and Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University who is the subject of an alleged sex-for marks scandal, has quit Facebook.

As of Monday when the ICIR was going about its preliminary investigations to determine the authenticity of an audio implicating the male recipient of a recorded telephone conversation, believed to be the Professor, a Facebook account with the username ‘akindele.iyiola’ and user ID ‘Akindele Richard Iyiola’ was active and accessible on the platform, replete with photos of the lecturer and his family’s, and including his official designation as a ‘Professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)’.

However, when the ICIR returned to the Facebook profile on Tuesday in continuation of futile attempts to get Akindele’s reaction to the story, it turned out the page had been deactivated.

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As Facebook does for deactivated accounts, typing the name ‘Akindele Richard Iyiola’ into the search bar of the social media site highlights the profile name (as proof that it once existed), but it cannot be clicked.

Attempts to directly access the profile resulted in a display of the following message:

But he left his LinkedIn account intact. Although it is less detailed than his Facebook profile, it still lists him as a Professor at OAU.

A lecturer identified as ‘Professor Akindele’ in the viral audio was heard demanding five days of sex (potentially multiple rounds of sex) to pass a female student whose identity is still unknown.

He told the student that she would repeat the exam in the next academic session since she had refused to “take the opportunity” he offered her to have sex with him.


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“I gave you an opportunity and you missed it,” the Professor told the female student on phone. “Forget about it. You will do it next year.”

The student said she was calling to confirm whether he was serious about having sex with her.

He responded: “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.

“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.”

The lecturer then asked her why she told him that she was on her period the day he initially demanded sex.

“I was really seeing my period Professor Akindele,” the girl responded but the man told her to stop mentioning his name.

“And now nko?” he asked, to which she replied that the period had ended.

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“Your boyfriend has done it yesterday?” he asked.

“Is it every time that someone will be doing with the boyfriend?,” she responded. “Is it every time you do it with your wife?”

“Yes,” he answered.

“It’s a lie,” the girl exclaimed. “Not possible.”

When the girl asked him about the plan for the arrangement for her to have the sex so that she could avoid repeating the course, he told her that they would have the first sex the next day and on four subsequent occasions.

“Is not five we agreed? Our agreement is five,” he said

“Is it B that you want to give me or C?” the girl asked. “Why would it be five times you will knack me?”

She then told him she would not have sex with him five times.

“Prof, you know what? Let me fail it. I can’t do it five times. For what nah? No worry. Thank you, sir,” she said, then ended the call.

Biodun Olanrewaju, Public Relations Officer of the university, has already said the university management was aware of the matter and had set up an enquiry committee to investigate it.

“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.” Olanrewaju said.


Head of Data Unit, International Centre For Investigative Reporting, ICIR.
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  1. So what are the possible solutions to the issue?
    · Blind marking
    · External review of grading process
    · Cameras in Lecture halls and corridors
    · Publicly available records of all meetings between lecturers and students
    · Ban on lecturers visiting student halls
    · Temporary removal of coursework
    · Criminalisation of grades for sex (for the instigator)

    from Rahmon Ojukotola


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