Dr Boniface Igbeneghu has resorted to suicide but he was unsuccessful.
This is coming after being suspended by his employers; the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the Foursquare Gospel Church over the BBC Africa Eye’s documentary that was released on Monday. According to an unconfirmed report, Dr Boniface attempted suicide by ingesting rat poison but he did not die.
BCC correspondents set up a hidden camera to investigate the culture of sex for grades in the Nigeria universities and the findings were tough to watch. The documentary showed how female students were being assaulted in Unilag and at the University of Ghana.
The video exposed Dr Samuel Oladipo who is also from Unilag, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor from the University of Ghana.
Meanwhile, Ghana University has exonerated Prof. Gyampo while the fate of Butakor remains unknown. The outspoken lecturer has also vowed to sue BBC.
The story had caused elicited serious reactions with many calling for his sack and prosecution. Dr Boniface was caught on tape soliciting intimacy from an undercover journalist who posed as a 17-year-old minor, the video lead to outrage around the world and he was very embarrassed. As a result, some people said he tried to take his own life.
He is presently on admission at Reddington Hospital. His family friend found him on the floor unconscious with bubbles in his mouth. His condition remains unknown at the time of filing this report.
Many social media users wished him a speedy recovery, while some thinks he faked the suicide.
Another Unilag professor suspended
The management of the school has also suspended another lecturer, Dr Samuel Oladipo. Dr Samuel is from the Department of Economics and the Faculty of Social Sciences. He is also being investigated for possible wrongdoing.
Dr Samuel was indicted in the documentary which was fully released on Tuesday. They were all involved in harassing undercover reporters, who posed as students in need of help.