An Osun Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, on Tuesday refused to grant bail to a former lecturer in the department of management and accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, who was accused by his student, Monica Osagie, to have demanded for sex in exchange for marks.
Justice Maureen Onyetenu, in her ruling, ordered Akindele to be remanded at the Ilesa prison custody until the next date of adjournment fixed for December 17 for consideration of bail and to allow more evidence from the prosecution counsel on the possibility of bail.
She also ordered the prosecution counsel from the ICPC to produce more video evidence to further substantiate the allegation.
Veloxnews recalls that the Senior Legal Officer, ICPC, Mr Kehinde Adetoye had prayed the court to deny the defendant bail on the ground that he might not make himself available for trial when released.
Adetoye said the defendant had refused to appear in their office at Abuja after a written agreement to honour any invitation extended to him.
The Defence counsel, Mr Francis Omotosho, however told the court that his client should be granted bail pending the final determination of the case, saying a 14-paragraph affidavit in support of the bail application had been forwarded to the court with a written address.