The University of Lagos has suspended its lecturer, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu who was involved in a sex-for-marks scandal.
The lecturer was exposed in a 13 minutes video clip by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, pretended to be a 17-year-old girl seeking admission in UNILAG.
According to Premium Times, the vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, confirmed the development in a recent interview.
Mr Ogundipe said the lecturer has been suspended indefinitely.
”A panel will be set up to investigate the issue,” he said.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had earlier asked the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to thoroughly look into the allegation of sex for grades involving Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu or face legal actions.
Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu who is a former sub-dean of Faculty of Arts and also doubles as the head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church kicked off the harassment by inviting the ‘student’ for a second meeting where they held prayer session together till he asked her for a kiss and romance.
The University spokesperson, Taiwo Oleyede, told BBC that the institution has zero tolerance for sexual harassment. However, SERAP called on the university authorities to immediately suspend Mr Boniface within seven days or face legal actions.
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We're asking UNILAG to immediately suspend Dr Igbeneghu pending the outcome of any investigation & to identify ALL lecturers allegedly involved in this illegality & bring them to justice. If UNILAG fails to do this within 7 days, we’ll take appropriate legal action to compel them
— SERAP (@SERAPNigeria) October 7, 2019