Sacked Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Richard Akindele, has been released from prison after serving a two-year jail term, TheCable reports.
The lecturer, who is a professor of management accounting, was released on March 19 and now back home to his family.
An Osogbo Federal High Court Judge, Maureen Onyetenu had in 2018 sentenced Akindele to prison after he pleaded guilty to a four-count charge filed against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission(ICPC).
She sentenced Akindele to 24 months jail-term for asking Monica Osagie for a sexual benefit and handed him another 24 months jail-term for soliciting from the victim, sexual benefit to pass her. The judge also sentenced Akindele to 12 months jail-term for deleting parts of the WhatsApp conversation between him and Osagie to conceal evidence against him, and sentenced him to another 12 months jail-term for falsification of age.
She had held that the six-year jail terms would run concurrently.
In an audio which went viral online, Akindele was heard demanding five rounds of sex from Osagie to award her a pass mark in a course she failed. Akindele, a clergyman at the Anglican Diocese of Ife, was a member of the church’s marriage committee before the scandal.
According to the TheCable, his appeal against his conviction is scheduled for hearing at the Court of Appeal, Akure, on May 19.