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Sex-For-Mark: Court Denies Ex-OAU Lecturer Bail

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A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday refused to grant bail to a former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, who was alleged by her student, Monica Osagie, of demanding sex to pass her .

Prof Richard Akindele

Justice Maureen Onyetenu in her ruling ordered the embattled lecturer to be remanded in Ilesa prison custody until the next date of adjournment on Dec. 17 for consideration for bail and to allow more evidence from the prosecution counsel on whether or not to grant bail.

Onyetenu ordered the prosecution counsel from the ICPC to produce video evidence of the lecturer and his Student having fun.

The Senior Legal Officer, ICPC, Mr Kehinde Adetoye had prayed the court to denied the defendant bail on the ground that he won’t stand his trial if granted bail.

Adetoye said the defendant had refused to appear in their office at Abuja after a written agreement to honour any invitation extended to him particularly his returned from abroad after a medical trip which he refused to honoured.

The Defense Counsel, Mr Francis Omotosho, told t he court that his client should be granted bail pending the final determination of the case.

Omotosho said a 14 paragraph affidavit in support of the bail application had been forwarded to the court with a written address.

He said the applicant counsel must proved with material and concrete evidence against his client what was being alleged.

The Applicant Counsel must also proof to justified any refusal for bail and he urged the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

CityMirrorNews reports that the embattled former OAU lecturer was first arraigned before Justice Maureen Onyetenu on Nov. 19 by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on four counts bordering on alteration of age and demanding sex to pass his student

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