Church members of disgraced Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, have thrown their weight of support behind the embattled lecturer.
Concise News had reported the released audio conversation between the lecturer and and unnamed student, who he reportedly requested sex from in order to increase her grade score.
According to the audio, the lecturer who was learnt to be a clergyman, told the student that he would increase her grade score if she agrees to have five rounds of sexual romps with him.
Reacting to the scandal, some of his church members told Premium Times that the lecturer was set up by the lady.
The first one said, “When we heard the news, some of us were surprised. We were at his house very early (Tuesday) morning but only met his wife who said the devil is at work to soil the name of her husband.”
The second congregant confirmed the voice in the audio to be that of the lecturer, but maintained that he was set up.
“There is no need for any computer to test the voice. The voice in the leaked audio is exactly that of Reverend Richard Akindele. However, the man is too gentle for such act. The lady purposely set him up,” the second source said.
The third congregant also confirmed the voice in the audio to be the lecturer’s but emphasized that the lecturer is a “man of God”.
“Although, the voice I heard is that of Reverend Akindele, I doubt he can do that. I’m not in best position to speak. But what I can say for free is that I know him to be a man of God, generous and easy going,” the last source added.