Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has said the school may involve the police in the probe of the ongoing sex-for-mark scandal in the school. He told The Punch that the school will not hesitate to involve the police and other agencies if the committee set up to probe the matter runs into a hitch.
”We have a committee that is investigating the matter now and we gave them one week to submit their report. If we run into any hitch, we can use all the resources available to get to where we are going. But once things are running smoothly, we may not need to involve the police.
“But we must first identify those involved and where they are; if we have any problem doing that, then that is when the university will invite the police.
“The committee’s one week will elapse by Wednesday. We will brief you about it. I need to state that we have excellent relationship with the police, the DSS and others,” he said.
One of the institution’s Professors, Richard Akindele, has been accused of demanding for sex from a female undergraduate student to upgrade her mark. In the leaked phone call, Akindele had demanded five rounds of sex to add seven marks to the final year student’s already obtained 33.