Earlier: UNILAG Sex-for-Grade Lecturer Drinks Sniper in a Failed Suicide Attempt
The story of one UNILAG senior lecturer and pastor at Foursquare Gospel Church, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, caused serious buzz on social media after he was caught on tape soliciting intimacy from an undercover journalist who posed as a 17-year-old minor seeking admission in the school.
Boniface came under attack on social media as social media users flocked his Facebook timeline using all sorts of language against him. A close family friend has confirmed that the lecturer was admitted to the hospital after he drank rat poison in an attempt to kill himself. In the late hours of Monday evening, Dr. Boniface was found on the floor unconscious with bubbles in his mouth, he was then rushed to Reddington Hospital.
Earlier: Dr Boniface Suffers a Major Setback as UNILAG, Church Dump Him
The University of Lagos has suspended its lecturer who was involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. The lecturer was exposed in a video by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker. The vice-chancellor of the institution, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, confirmed the development on Monday afternoon.
Mr Ogundipe said the lecturer has been suspended indefinitely, and a panel will be set up to investigate the issue.
Also reacting to the scandal, Foursquare Gospel Church has suspended its pastor, Dr. Igbeneghu Boniface, indicted in sex-for-grades, from ministerial works with immediate effect.
Dr Boniface, a lecturer at the University of Lagos, was exposed in a documentary ran by BBC Africa, Monday, Oct. 7. The church dissociated itself totally from the act of the said pastor cum lecturer. an investigation into the act had begun, promising to sanction the pastor if found wanting.
Full Statement below,
Earlier: UNILAG Lecturer Caught in Sex-for-Grade Scandal Exposed in a BBC Documentary
Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven.
After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the University of Ghana.
Female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras.
Reporter Kiki Mordi, who knows first-hand how devastating sexual harassment can be, reveals what happens behind closed doors at some of the region’s most prestigious universities.
Further information and support for anyone affected by sexual assault can be found through the BBC Action Line. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-49907376/sex-for-grades-undercover-in-west-african-universities