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Nigerian professor jailed 2 years in 'sex for grades' case

Nigerian professor jailed 2 years in 'sex for grades' case

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<p>A Nigerian professor has been handed a two-year jail term by a high court in Osogbo, capital of the southern Osun State. </p> <p>Richard Iyiola Akindele, a former lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, <span class="caps">OAU</span>, had been accused of demanding sex from one of his students in order to change her grade from fail to pass.</p> <p>He changed his not guilty plea to guilty of demanding sex from Monica Osagie, one of his students, as condition to get a pass mark in his course. </p> <p>In April 2018, an audio recording of a phone conversation between the two emerged, where he was heard demanding rounds of sex before she could pass the course.</p> <p>The federal High Court led by Justice Maureen Onyetunu sentenced him on four counts. Three carried twnety-four months sentence and one carried twelve months. All sentences are to run concurrently.</p> <p>The ruling has largely been celebrated by Nigerians on social media who are hoping that it will boost the fight against female harassment in tertiary institutions across the country.</p>
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