He is chanting incantations to derail the trial..So, Federal High Court in Osogbo, on Tuesday, turned down the bail application of a former lecturer with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof Richard Akindele, dragged before court for allegedly demanding sex to upgrade the scores of one of his students, Monica Osagie.
Opposing the defence counsel, the prosecutor told the court that Akindele might not attend trial, alleging that the professor refused to report to the ICPC office in Abuja, after he was granted an administrative bail to travel to America to attend to his health.
The prosecutor further alleged that the embattled professor was caught on tape chanting incantations to derail the case.
He added, in the counter-affidavit, that Akindele was also allegedly involved in child pornography.
Justice Onyetenu said the allegations raised in the counter-affidavit were weighty and directed the prosecutor to produce in court on the next hearing date, the tape in which Akindele was caught allegedly chanting incantations.
While adjourning further hearing till December 17, 2018, the judge ordered that Akindele should be taken back to prison.