A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday has refused to grant bail to a former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Lecturer, Prof. Richard Akindele.

Akindele was charged before the court for demanding sex to pass a student, Monica Osagie by upgrading her academic result from fail to pass.

The trial judge, Justice Maureen Onyetenu while delivering her verdict ordered the lecturer to be remanded in Ilesa prison custody until December 17, 2018.

The judge also ordered prosecution counsel, Kehinde Adetoye to produce video evidence of the lecturer and the student having sexual interactions.

The prosecution counsel Adetoye had prayed the court to deny the defendant bail on grounds that he will not appear for his trial when released. He argued that the defendant had refused to appear in their office in Abuja after an undertaken that he would honour any invitation extended to him particularly since he returned from abroad after a medical trip.

Defence counsel Mr Francis Omotosho, on the other hand, prayed the court to grant his client bail pending the final determination of the case.

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