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SexForGrades: UNILAG, Foursquare Suspends Lecturer For Demanding For Sex From Student

Valentine Chinyem



Followin the exposé by the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, in which some lecturers were seen demanding for sex from student,  the University of Lagos and leadership of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria have asked Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior lecturer and former sub-dean of Faculty of Arts, who is also a pastor of a local branch of the church to step aside.

Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Monday confirmed that the lecturer had been suspended indefinitely.

He said, “A panel will be set up to investigate the issue.”

More so, the National Secretary of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, in a statement issued on Monday, announced Igbeneghu’s suspension, saying appropriate measures would be taken on the matter.

The statement reads, “The attention of the leadership of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has been drawn to a video clip trending on social media platforms titled ‘Sex for grades: Undercover in West Africa Universities – wherein a lecturer at the University of Lagos named Boniface Igbeneghu, also described as a pastor in Foursquare Gospel Church, was allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with some female students of the university.

“The general public is hereby informed that as holiness and Bible-believing church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural acts among our ministers.

“We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measures as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.

“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.