Sex for Grade: Dr Boniface Igbeneghu of Unilag caught on video, his church suspended him

Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, a former sub-dean in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has been suspended by his church and he is also facing court charges after being caught on video in sex for grade case. Also, the Foursquare Gospel Church where he pastored has released a statement distancing themselves from him.

He was linked to sex for grade allegation that was uncovered during an undercover investigation.

A lot of Nigeria women students are being forced to have sex before they can pass in Universities and the Nigerian government have been unable to solve the problem. In an effort to raise awareness towards sexual harassment in the Nigeria Universities. BBC News decided to investigate.

Dr Igbeneghu, who is a pastor in the fold has been ordered to step down from all ministerial assignments, as a result of the investigation.

This is coming from the release of a documentary on sex for grades by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The documentary showed the lecturer assaulting an undercover reporter of the firm who acted like a 17-year-old student seeking admission.

BBC’s Eagle Eye reporter, Kiki Mordi said the documentary was done for over two years as students want lecturers assaulting the vulnerable ones not to go unpunished. His counterpart, Dr Paul Kwame Butakor from the University of Ghana was also filmed in the act.

Dr Boniface Igbeneghu is a Senior Lecturer in UNILAG

Dr Boniface Igbeneghu’s sex for grade case

The lecturer was seen in the video talking about how his colleagues have been assaulting the vulnerable students for grades.

Before he started assaulting the undercover reporter, he had asked her to give her life to Christ and mentored her. It could be recalled that from the first day he met her, he had started making sexual advances towards her.

Reacting to the documentary, the church in a statement on Monday by its National Secretary, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, dissociated itself from Igbeneghu. It said appropriate measures would be taken against him.

“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,’ part of the statement reads.

Meanwhile, sexual abuse has been a constant allegation against lecturers by their students, but nothing has been done to save the students. As a result, a lot of vulnerable students gave in to their lecturers so they can pass.

But the new documentary which showed the lecturers in the act shows that there is a lot to be done by the school authorities in ensuring this doesn’t happen again.

Reactions

The documentary had elicited a lot of reactions from several quarters and users of social media, who demanded that the lecturer be punished. See some of them below.

“Watch the documentary below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM7xUjshgqI

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