The church where the lecturer is a minister
While speaking to a correspondent, several members and a reverend of the Anglican Diocese of Ife, Osun State disclosed on Tuesday that they had listened to the audio and could confirm it was Mr Akindele who is also a minister in the church, was heard demanding s*x to pass a female student in the recording.
Even before the church members spoke, several students and staff of Mr Akindele’s department had revealed that the male voice was that of the embattled teacher.
It was also gathered that the lady who nailed him is a final year student, who failed a course taught by Mr Akindele.
When a correspondent went to his church on Tuesday to speak to members on the controversy surrounding the professor, one of the members, who asked not to be named, said:
“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.”
Another member who also spoke during the interview, said that co-worshippers visited Mr Akindele’s residence Tuesday morning but met only his wife, who reportedly blamed the devil for her pastor “husband’s trouble.”
The source, a woman, said: “When we heard the news, some of us were surprised. We were at his house very early this (Tuesday) morning but only met his wife who said the devil is at work to soil the name of her husband.”
A cleric in the church who simply identified himself as Reverend Adeola said: “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.”
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