(Last Updated On: April 11, 2018)
The male voice in the leaked sex-for-mark audio which emanated from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife on Monday, is that of Reverend Richard Akindele of the school’s Faculty of Administration, the lecturer’s church members have said.
According to Premiumtimes, Akindele, a Professor of Management and Accounting, is also a minister in the church. Before the church members spoke, several students and staff of Mr Akindele’s department revealed that the male voice was that of the embattled teacher.
It was also gathered that the lady who nailed him is a final year student, who failed a course taught by him. Repeated efforts to get the lecturer’s reaction have not been successful since Monday.
He is yet to publicly speak on the scandal. PT went to his church on Tuesday to speak to members on the controversy surrounding the professor. One of the members, said: “There is no need for any computer to test the voice.
The voice in the leaked audio is exactly that of Reverend Richard Akindele. However, the man is too gentle for such act. The lady purposely set him up.”
Through an interview with another member, it was gathered that co-worshippers visited Akindele’s residence Tuesday morning but met only his wife, who reportedly blamed the devil for her pastor “husband’s trouble.”
The source, a woman, said: “We were at his house very early this (Tuesday) morning but only met his wife who said the devil is at work to soil the name of her husband.”
A cleric in the church who simply identified himself as Reverend Adeola said: “Although, the voice I heard is that of Reverend Akindele, I doubt he can do that. I’m not in best position to speak. But what I can say for free is that I know him to be a man of God, generous and easy going.”
A press conference earlier slated to hold was cancelled by the V.C of OAU, Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, on Tuesday.