Sex allegations hanging on the neck of a Professor in the Accounting Department of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Richard Akindele, who is accused of sextortion from his student, has assumed a new twist.
Sequel to a recent expose on the lecturer’s randy conversation with his student, another ex-student of the institution has come out to testify that the embattled lecturer had ever demanded sex from her twenty years ago when she was a student of the University.
A popular presenter on African Independent Television, AIT, Lara Owoye-Wise, through her Facebook page, revealed that a former student of the department also made the same allegations through a personal inbox sent to her.
According to her, the Facebook user narrated how a female friend of hers was accused 20 years ago.
The message sent to the presenter’s inbox reads: “Good Morning. I didn’t want to react to the piece you posted on the OAU case because of notifications after I do so.
“I left Ife twenty years ago and I remember one of my part two accounting friends telling us to pray for her because one of her lecturers insisted on sleeping with her before she can pass his cause.
“She did not give in and we prayed over it. The man changed his mind and said he was only testing her.
“I sent this latest clip to her to tell her how things have not changed over twenty years later in the same department. She currently lives in Ireland.
“She responded to my message that this professor in the news was the same lecturer then who was pestering her. I have had a few chats with people who finished from that department and they said everyone knows about him.”
However, when contacted by NEWS DIGEST correspondent over the latest allegation, OAU Public Relations Officer, Olanrewaju Abiodun said the University is “on top of the situation.”
News Digest recalls that management of Obafemi Awolowo University had set up a high-powered committee to investigate the allegation of sexual harassment of students by lecturers.