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Nigerian professor in sex-for-grades scandal denied bail

A Nigerian court has denied bail to university professor Richard Akindele, charged with four counts of corruption after allegedly demanding sex from a female student.

The Accounting professor is facing criminal charges for demanding sexual benefits from a student, in addition to sexual coercion of a student, misrepresentation of information and evidence tampering, according to court papers.

Akindele appeared in court for the second time for a bail hearing on Tuesday morning at the Federal High court, Osogbo, southwest Nigeria.

His bail application was denied, and he will remain in custody pending further investigation, the court said His next hearing is December 17.

CNN has reached out to Akindele’s lawyer for comment and had not heard back by the time of publication.


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