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The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Passion2009: 9:53am On Dec 20, 2018
THE IMPRISONMENT OF RICHARD AKINDELE : LESSONS FOR ASUU - LASU


For years, the problem of sexual harassment of female students by their lecturers has proven to be a national issue. All over the world, academics are expected to play the role of parents and mentors in the lives of their students. In Nigeria, this is largely not the reality. On Tuesday, 18th of December, 2018; millions of Nigerians were agog over the news of the imprisonment of Professor Richard Akindele - an erstwhile Lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University; who was caught earlier in the year in the devilish act of forcefully requesting for sex in return for grades. As encouraging as the news was to me, the thoughts of events at my alma mata - the Lagos State University forced me into a state of reflection.



Throughout my years as a LASU student, I saw myself in a university with promising students and a school that is blessed with some of the best faculty members you can find anywhere in the world. Just like in most Nigerian universities, we also have some Lecturers who have chosen to sexually exploit innocent female students in LASU. During my undergraduate years, many female students who were victims of sexual harassment suffered in silence as there was nearly no one to amplify their voices. Nevertheless, since the inception of the current university administration, there have been concrete efforts geared toward the extermination of sexual harassment in the university. In fact, in recent months, some randy Lecturers were dismissed after facing a disciplinary panel. Sadly, the leaders of ASUU - LASU see nothing encouraging in these developments. Rather, they will prefer to vilify the university administration for daring to stem the misconduct of its erring members. There are several examples of these in the recent past.

It is very much pertinent to recall that in October, 2018, three erstwhile LASU lecturers(Drs: Odubunmi, Gbeleyi and Ogunwande) were dismissed for molesting three innocent female students of the university. ASUU - LASU exco to this day has maintained a culpable silence since their dismissal. Not even the criminal act of sedation and rape of female students by Dr. Gbeleyi could ignite a word of condemnation from the executive of ASUU - LASU.

In reality, to hope that ASUU - LASU exco support the crusade against sexual harassment in LASU means expecting too much from them and is akin to expecting a Gazelle to support the dominance of a Lion in the Jungle. The Gazelle and the Lion are two opposing sides - one preys on the other for survival. The same can be said of ASUU - LASU exco and morality. Most of the Lecturers who have now grown a reputation for harassing female students in LASU are staunch ASUU - LASU members. Dr. Afisi and Oyekan are to this day renowned for their penchant for sexually exploiting female students in the Faculty of Arts. In the Faculty of Social Sciences - where I graduated from, Dr. Johnson Ayodele Oluwole in my final days at the university was on the verge of being dismissed after his escapade with an innocent female student in a hotel room was botched. These individuals are the leaders of ASUU in LASU. Consequently, awaiting ASUU - LASU exco to support the crusade against sexual harassment in LASU is not in tandem with reality. After all, the Gazelle can never truly support the dominance of the Lion in the Jungle?


Despite the presence of quite a number of Richard Akindeles masquerading as academics in LASU, the good eggs in the system still far outnumber the bad ones. Nevertheless, the conspiracy of silence among the good ones and their failure to speak out and stand up for innocent students is the major reason why our campuses remain a safe haven for these sexual predators. In the course of my conversation with one of my former teachers in LASU, he informed me that: "Majority of the academics in LASU truly wish to speak out but they are scared of being attacked by individuals who run the union like a secret cult".

This is not enough reason to keep mum in the face of the destruction of innocent lives. Academics in LASU, other members of staff; as well as students and alumni members owe posterity the duty of braving the odds and ensuring that the current crop of students - alongside those who will come after them will study in an environment free of harassments and intimidation. By standing up for truth and justice, we will make our university home to all. The administration in LASU should remain bold to follow the example at OAU. It is not enough to dismiss these fraudulent misfits. Criminal sanction must follow. The Vice Chancellor as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria should know better.


*Ibrahim Alao, MSc graduate of LASU ,writes from Ibadan*.

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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Passion2009: 10:18am On Dec 20, 2018
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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by alexlarosa2288: 10:20am On Dec 20, 2018
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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Passion2009: 10:24am On Dec 20, 2018
The dream of our daughters, sisters and nieces studying in universities where they will be free from all forms of harassment must see the light of a new day.


ASUU in LASU and across Nigeria must join the crusade for a university free from sexual harassment.

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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by asuustrike1: 10:27am On Dec 20, 2018
Passion2009:
Cc



Lalasticlala. Seun. Fynestboi Olawalebabs Richiez
The third pix by the right is who?
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by sexymoma(f): 12:34pm On Dec 20, 2018
One of my lecturers in school will tell you.. "if i have ever in anyway asked you to lay down so i can pass you please indicate now or you forever keep quiet"
Some of them will prefer their course rep to be a female, so they can easily tell her "bring those assignment to my office"
Some of them will ask for your matric number, save it in their brain, u write their test, What you'll see will be "see me"

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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Bukasint(m): 12:34pm On Dec 20, 2018
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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Abuheekmat(m): 12:35pm On Dec 20, 2018
No difference between this man and those fools having sex with their so called gf .
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Abuheekmat(m): 12:36pm On Dec 20, 2018
No difference between this man and those fools having sex with their so called gf .


Nonsense courtship...


Sharia all the way



All of them are having illegal sexual intercourse .

It's a sin.

..

Get married

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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by MasterRahl(m): 12:36pm On Dec 20, 2018
angry
The joystick is the most abused & misused organ in the human body. Just like a key can only open one lock, so must the prick stick to one pussy. Unfortunately, the ears of most Nigerian men are for fancy.
It suffices to say that the pricks of most Nigerian men can be likened to a master key that opens all locks. If Prof had restrained his prick and kept it for his wife alone, he wouldn't be spending the next two years behind bars. But who cares? I'm more interested in having a bestseller on Amazon Kindle.

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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by ipobarecriminals: 12:36pm On Dec 20, 2018
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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Johnbosco77(m): 12:37pm On Dec 20, 2018
Justice served!!!
Good riddance!!
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Johnbosco77(m): 12:38pm On Dec 20, 2018
Abuheekmat:
No difference between this man and those fools having sex with their so called gf .


Nonsense courtship...


Sharia all the way



All of them are having illegal sexual intercourse .

It's a sin.

..

Get married

Mumu.........
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Abuheekmat(m): 12:39pm On Dec 20, 2018
Johnbosco77:


Mumu.........



Mumu
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Pavore9: 12:41pm On Dec 20, 2018
Good write-up.
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Franc1s: 12:41pm On Dec 20, 2018
Nice peice!!!! MR .Tony of philosophy department and all those randy ENL lecturers in uniben. Your cup will soon be full.

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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by GentleMoney: 12:42pm On Dec 20, 2018

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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by sexymoma(f): 12:42pm On Dec 20, 2018
Abuheekmat:
No difference between this man and those fools having sex with their so called gf .

if dem abuse you now u go still dey claim say wetin you type dey right angry

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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Jonegonu: 12:44pm On Dec 20, 2018
Next news please.
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Abuheekmat(m): 12:46pm On Dec 20, 2018
sexymoma:
if dem abuse you now u go still dey claim say wetin you type dey right angry



Am so tempted to call you OLOSHOOOOO
..

but I won't.


I wonder why a lady would go against men (BF) turning them into show of shame like most whites with babies without father
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Abuheekmat(m): 12:47pm On Dec 20, 2018
Franc1s:
Nice peice!!!! MR .Tony of philosophy department and all those randy ENL lecturers in uniben. Your cup will soon be full.


Laughing
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by shineeye1: 12:55pm On Dec 20, 2018
Whoever falls on the wrong side of the law must square up to the consequences.
It is however pertinent to say that the mode and manner in which some female students parade themselves can hardly qualify them as innocent victims of sexual harassment! The dressing of many , leave the divide of their private parts clearly outlined. You could vividly ascertain the length, width and approx thickness of the labia of their vigina in the fashion pants which they call clothing. As long as this remains, they will continue to be collaborators of immorality in our various campuses. No law can annul the dangerous drives between unclad opposite sexes that have not had their senses well disciplined.

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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Gt321(m): 12:59pm On Dec 20, 2018
Passion2009:
THE IMPRISONMENT OF RICHARD AKINDELE : LESSONS FOR ASUU - LASU


For years, the problem of sexual harassment of female students by their lecturers has proven to be a national issue. All over the world, academics are expected to play the role of parents and mentors in the lives of their students. In Nigeria, this is largely not the reality. On Tuesday, 18th of December, 2018; millions of Nigerians were agog over the news of the imprisonment of Professor Richard Akindele - an erstwhile Lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University; who was caught earlier in the year in the devilish act of forcefully requesting for sex in return for grades. As encouraging as the news was to me, the thoughts of events at my alma mata - the Lagos State University forced me into a state of reflection.



Throughout my years as a LASU student, I saw myself in a university with promising students and a school that is blessed with some of the best faculty members you can find anywhere in the world. Just like in most Nigerian universities, we also have some Lecturers who have chosen to sexually exploit innocent female students in LASU. During my undergraduate years, many female students who were victims of sexual harassment suffered in silence as there was nearly no one to amplify their voices. Nevertheless, since the inception of the current university administration, there have been concrete efforts geared toward the extermination of sexual harassment in the university. In fact, in recent months, some randy Lecturers were dismissed after facing a disciplinary panel. Sadly, the leaders of ASUU - LASU see nothing encouraging in these developments. Rather, they will prefer to vilify the university administration for daring to stem the misconduct of its erring members. There are several examples of these in the recent past.

It is very much pertinent to recall that in October, 2018, three erstwhile LASU lecturers(Drs: Odubunmi, Gbeleyi and Ogunwande) were dismissed for molesting three innocent female students of the university. ASUU - LASU exco to this day has maintained a culpable silence since their dismissal. Not even the criminal act of sedation and rape of female students by Dr. Gbeleyi could ignite a word of condemnation from the executive of ASUU - LASU.

In reality, to hope that ASUU - LASU exco support the crusade against sexual harassment in LASU means expecting too much from them and is akin to expecting a Gazelle to support the dominance of a Lion in the Jungle. The Gazelle and the Lion are two opposing sides - one preys on the other for survival. The same can be said of ASUU - LASU exco and morality. Most of the Lecturers who have now grown a reputation for harassing female students in LASU are staunch ASUU - LASU members. Dr. Afisi and Oyekan are to this day renowned for their penchant for sexually exploiting female students in the Faculty of Arts. In the Faculty of Social Sciences - where I graduated from, Dr. Johnson Ayodele Oluwole in my final days at the university was on the verge of being dismissed after his escapade with an innocent female student in a hotel room was botched. These individuals are the leaders of ASUU in LASU. Consequently, awaiting ASUU - LASU exco to support the crusade against sexual harassment in LASU is not in tandem with reality. After all, the Gazelle can never truly support the dominance of the Lion in the Jungle?


Despite the presence of quite a number of Richard Akindeles masquerading as academics in LASU, the good eggs in the system still far outnumber the bad ones. Nevertheless, the conspiracy of silence among the good ones and their failure to speak out and stand up for innocent students is the major reason why our campuses remain a safe haven for these sexual predators. In the course of my conversation with one of my former teachers in LASU, he informed me that: "Majority of the academics in LASU truly wish to speak out but they are scared of being attacked by individuals who run the union like a secret cult".

This is not enough reason to keep mum in the face of the destruction of innocent lives. Academics in LASU, other members of staff; as well as students and alumni members owe posterity the duty of braving the odds and ensuring that the current crop of students - alongside those who will come after them will study in an environment free of harassments and intimidation. By standing up for truth and justice, we will make our university home to all. The administration in LASU should remain bold to follow the example at OAU. It is not enough to dismiss these fraudulent misfits. Criminal sanction must follow. The Vice Chancellor as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria should know better.


*Ibrahim Alao, MSc graduate of LASU ,writes from Ibadan*.

Children of fagbogun draconian reign era spotted. ASUU-LASU Remain resolute in their robust struggle
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by davillian(m): 1:00pm On Dec 20, 2018
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Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by sexymoma(f): 1:05pm On Dec 20, 2018
Abuheekmat:




Am so tempted to call you OLOSHOOOOO
..

but I won't.


I wonder why a lady would go against men (BF) turning them into show of shame like most whites with babies without father
wetinu type now e make sense? angry o gor
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Abuheekmat(m): 1:06pm On Dec 20, 2018
sexymoma:
wetinu type now e make sense? angry o gor


Mabinu
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by Halo22: 1:08pm On Dec 20, 2018
Haa! I still wonder what the problem is with Afonjas. How can a university don up to level of Prof condescend so low to mess up his reputations in this manner? My issue is not even about his sentence, but what becomes of him after serving his jail term cos it is obvious he would be retrenched.
Re: The Imprisonment Of Richard Akindele: Lessons For ASUU & LASU - Ibrahim Alao by KJBello: 1:15pm On Dec 20, 2018
...the prof has gotten the reward of his immoral act(s), good as it will teach others some moral lessons. But nobody seems to castigate/criticize the attitude of the useless lady who was begging for marks which led to this chaos. It's okay.

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