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Reactions As OAU Professor, Akindele, Accused Of Sexual Harassment Completes Jail Term ~ Omonaijablog


Reactions has continued to come from different Nigerians as professor Richard Akindele, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, who was jailed for sexual harassment has been freed after serving a two-year term.
Akindele, a professor of management accounting, was 
sentenced to prison in 2018 by a Federal High Court in Osogbo
after he pleaded guilty to four counts filed against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.

After his release, Nigerians from all works of life took to the social media to express their various opinion. While some expresses joy in seeing him back to serve the humanity at this very crucial moment, some sees his incarceration as a well deserved punishment and a learning for others.

See some of the reactions on facebook reads... 

Moshood Isamotu said, "Aaah. He has been pardoned? He and others must have learnt their lessons."

Muyiwa Dare said,  "May God forgive and cleanse him. He needs our prayers this time."

Akinropo Akinola said, "Best prayer, madam

I believe he's restored back to the church,  going by the message flying around. 

He that standeth, should watch, less he falls. 

I rejoice with him in his comeback. 

The Lord sustain us all."

And in a swift response Charles Monwuba said, "How can the church restore him?" And Bukoladeremi Ladigbolu answered and said,  "Charles Monwuba , restore does not mean giving him the mic to preach immediately but showing love and not treating him as an outcast. We all have sinned".
Justice Onyetenu had sentenced Akindele to 24 months imprisonment for asking Osagie, a student of the institution for a sexual benefit and another 24 months jail term for soliciting sexual benefit from the victim to pass her.

The judge also sentenced Akindele to 12 months imprisonment for deleting parts of the WhatsApp conversation between him and Osagie to conceal evidence against him and sentenced him to another 12 months for falsification of age.

Even though Akindele appealed against his conviction, and the hearing scheduled at the Court of Appeal, Akure, Ondo State, on May 19, reactions has continued to trail his release. 

What do you say to his release? Back to the school and the altar or...? 

Your opinions are needed. 

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