The University of Lagos (UNILAG) management has suspended a senior lecturer, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, over allegations of sexual assault.
This was revealed to Channels TV by Dr Wale Babalakin, the school’s Pro-Chancellor, during an interview.
Igbeneghu who is a former sub-dean, Faculty of Art was caught on tape assaulting an undercover reporter of the BBC. The journalist pretended to be 17-year-old seeking admission into the university.
Female students in Africa especially are being forced to have sex before they can pass in Universities. The Nigerian government has been unable to solve the problem. In an effort to raise awareness towards sexual harassment in the Nigeria Universities, BBC News decided to investigate.
Igbeneghu and others in the act
Other lectures also caught in the act are Dr Paul Kwame Butakor and Professor Yaw Gyampo from the University of Ghana.
The Unilag lecturer after assaulting the ‘student’ threatened her not to tell her parents. He also told her that whenever he tells her to come, she must be available.
Speaking on the suspension, Babalakin said that the university council will investigate the matter as it does not condone such behaviour.
Nigeriatunes reports that he has also been suspended by the Foursquare Gospel Church where he is a senior pastor.
Igbeneghu may lose his job with the evidence that is available. His name is currently trending across social media. Also, with his suspension by both institutions, what’s next for the lecturer? Time will tell.