There are indications that the professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, who was accused of demanding sex from a female student of the institution in return for marks, has allegedly gone into hiding.
The Punch reports that when it visited his office on Thursday, Pastor Richard Akindele, a professor of management and accounting in the varsity, was not around.
The lecturer, who sought anonymity, added that the professor was also not at his residence, adding that some members of his church had been going to his house to sympathise with his wife.Speaking to one of the staff at his department, the lecturer said the man had been hiding since his leaked conversation with the female student went viral on the social media.
Also speaking on the matter, the OAU Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, said he could not tell if the lecturer had gone into hiding, adding that the committee investigating the matter had started sitting.
He explained that the university would ensure that thorough investigation was done into the matter to convince the public that the institution did not cover immorality or any other anti-social behaviour.
The PRO said the university would make the findings of the committee public because it had nothing to hide.