Sex-for-mark victim, Monica Osagie, appears before OAU panel
By Temitope Ojo
The alleged victim of sex-for-mark, Monica Osagie, is currently
appearing before the committee raised by the Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile Ife, to probe the allegations against Prof. Richard
It would be recalled that reports had it that Osagie, who was an MBA
regular student of the OAU was said to have gone into hiding since the
sex-for-marks scandal broke out.
Only Osagie and her lawyer were allowed into the venue, which is at
the Pro-Chancellor’s Lodge on the campus, and is being manned by the
OAU security personnel.
Journalists and some members of the National Human Rights Commission
were barred from attending the sitting.
The Vice Chancellor of the OAU, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has been
reported to have confirmed that the lady is appearing before the
The VC said: “The lady is appearing before the committee. Members of
the committee told me that the lady came and she is appearing before
“The university had suspended Akindele following the recommendation of
the committee in their interim report.
Earlier, the investigative panel had insisted that she should not have
Other members denied entry to the venue included a representative of
the National Human Rights Commission.
But lawyers to Osagie led by a gender activist and Executive Director
of Women Advocates, Research and Documentation Centre, Dr. Abiola
Akiyode-Afolabi, protested that they must be allowed inside the venue.