OAU Sex-for-Mark-Panel Denies Victim Legal Presentation
The investigative panel set up by the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University to probe the sex-for-mark allegation against one Professor Richard Akindele has denied the female student, Monica Osagie a legal presentation.
Monica Osagie, an MBA student had accused the lecturer of demanding for sex to upgrade her examination scores from 33 to pass mark through an audio tape that went viral on social media platforms about two weeks ago.
While the professor who had since been suspended indefinitely by the management had appeared before the panel, Osagie had refused to show up.
However, the secretary of the panel wrote a letter to her to show up today, April 24 before the panel.
Osagie eventually showed up at the university this morning but with two lawyers and a gender activist and Executive Director of Women Advocates, Research and Documentation Centre, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi.
They were met at the university amphitheatre but with the instruction that nobody would be allowed to be on the panel with Osagie.
Akiyode-Afolabi frowned at this, saying that she would not allow the student to appear before the panel without the presence of her lawyers there.