Miss Monica Osagie, the female student in the sex-for-marks scandal at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has told a panel set up by the institution to investigate the affair that the lecturer involved in the affair, Richard Akindele, intentionally failed her
Miss Monica Osagie, the female student in the sex-for-marks scandal at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has told a panel set up by the institution to investigate the affair that the lecturer involved in the affair, Richard Akindele, intentionally failed her.
She said the intention of the lecturer was to force her to give in to his sexual demand.
The student’s lawyer, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi disclosed this while addressing journalists after she appeared alongside her client at the panel sitting on Tuesday.
Miss Monica was identified as the female voice in the viral audio recording in which a lecturer demanded to have sex with a student five times in order to upgrade her score in from 33 percent to a pass grade in a course.
But the student said she did not score 33 percent as the lecturer had claimed in the audio recording.
Rather, she claimed the lecturer failed her deliberately in order to get the sexual gratification.
Journalists, students and some members of the National Human Rights Commission who came to observe the sitting were not allowed into the venue as security personnel of the institution were instructed to block the entrance.
Mrs Akiyode-Afolabi said Miss Osagie informed the panel that she reported the sexual harassment by the don to some lecturers in the university, but they took no action.
She expressed optimism that the outcome of the investigative panel would serve as a lesson to other lecturers who also engage in such activities.
She then urged the panel to ensure justice on the issue so as to maintain the integrity of the institution.
This website had earlier reported that a recorded audio conversation of the don demanding for sex to increase the marks of the female postgraduate student had gone viral after it was released on social media.
The lecturer involved in the sex scandal has since been suspended by the management of OAU.