By Sodiq Lawal, OAU
Even as the committee set up by the management of Obafemi Awolowo University to investigate the scandal rocking the institution recommended the suspension of Professor Richard Akindele, pending the final determination of the disciplinary case against him, there’s a growing concern that the embattled lecturer might scale through.
A source pointed to a similar sex scandal case around 2016 involving one Sunday Akindele, a professor in the department of political science who is also said to be a relative of Richard Akindele.
He was said to have been suspended from the institution after the investigative committee indicted him for failing a brilliant female student from political science education who didn’t give in to his advances.
The case was said to have generated attention from Oby Ezekwesili, the then minister of education.
After a series of legal battle, the lecturer was reinstated in the department eight years later.
Hence, such legal intricacies could be deployed by the Anglican priest to scale through the scandal.