The se.x for marks News has been trending some few days back that an Obafemi Awolowo University lecturer of Management and Accounting, Prof. Richard Akindele demanded se.x from a female student so that he can upgrade the student score to a pass mark.
Ever since then there have been several calls for the prosecution of Prof. Akindele but a new information on the committee that was set up by the institution has given an indication that the lecturer involved in the se.x for marks scandal may go free.
According to Saturday Telegraph, a top management official at the university, who spoke based on the fact that he or she will remain anonymous, said apart from the damage the social media account may do to Professor Richard‘s image, no one has come forward to file an official complaint.
The source, who has confirmed that the school had set up a committee on Wednesday in order to look into the matter and issue out their report in a week, said only four top officials of the school know the membership composition of the committee to avoid unwanted influence.
Meanwhile, more investigations have disclosed that as at Friday night, just about four days close to the expiration of the one-week tenure of the committee, the female student, whose voice was heard in the audio recording that is trending on social media, has refused to either meet or forward any document or info to the committee members for further prosecution.
The source said:
“I can confirm to you that information at our disposal even shows that the said lecturer had helped some female students under similar circumstances but where is the evidence? The lady is yet to come out and like we have experienced in the past, I can say authoritatively that she would not come in the open.
“Even when some people are suggesting that we could trace the call logs of telephone numbers for confirmation, the argument is that even if we do, except the victim comes out, we can’t fight her case for her. You can only forcefully take a horse to the stream, you cannot force the same horse to drink water.
“So the import of my message is that all that we are witnessing by the cries in the social media is just a social trial but the legal trial is different from all these. If you go to court without concrete evidence, the matter may be thrown out and the accused may even win claims against the institution or whoever goes to court.