A former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Richard Akindele charged with demanding sex to pass a student, Monica Osagie, will have to remain in Ilesa prison for the next three weeks, a Federal High Court judge ruled on Tuesday in Osogbo.
The lecturer has been in prison since November 19 when he was first arraigned by the ICPC on four counts of alteration of age and demanding sex to pass his student.
Justice Maureen Onyetenu, in her ruling on today, refused to grant Akindele bail and ordered that he be remanded in prison custody until December 17.
Mrs Onyetenu ordered the prosecution counsel from the ICPC to produce video evidence of the lecturer and his student ”having fun”.
Earlier, ICPC Senior Legal Officer, Kehinde Adetoye had prayed the court to deny the defendant bail on grounds that he will not appear for his trial when released.
Mr Adetoye argued that the defendant had refused to appear in their office in Abuja after a written agreement to honour any invitation extended to him particularly since his return from abroad after a medical trip.
Defence counsel, Francis Omotosho, prayed the court to grant his client bail pending the final determination of the case.
Recall that in an audio which went viral online, the professor was heard demanding five sessions of sex to award Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student, a pass mark in a course she failed.
The lecturer was dismissed in June, following investigations into the matter by the OAU governing council.