Dr Boniface: Unilag Lecturer and Pastor Indicted in BBC Sex for Grade Video

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SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER 07 – A UNILAG senior lecturer, Faculty of Arts, who doubles as the head pastor of a Foursquare Gospel Church in Lagos, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, has been exposed as one of the culprits in a BBC video exposing lecturers demanding for sex from students.

The undercover journalist posed as a 17-year-old student who wanted an admission at the University of Lagos.

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The “student” endured a couple of sexual harassment from the Dr. Igbeneghu.

Igbeneghu, who invited the teenager to his office for a number of tutorials, subsequently began to have inappropriate conversations with her.

On their first meeting, he commented on her appearance.

In the 13-minutes secret filming, the lecturer revealed how his colleagues tossed and passed around UNILAG female students for sex.

He disclosed further how his colleagues patronised UNILAG Staff club ‘Cold room’ to commit series of atrocities on female students.

“Do you know that you are a very beautiful girl,” he asked her.

“Do you know that I am a pastor and I’m in my fifties. What will shock you is that even at my age now, if I want a girl of your age – a 17-year-old, all I need is to sweet tongue her and put some money in her hand and I’ll get her,” Igbeneghu said to her on camera.

On one of her visits to his office, he asked if she would like him to kiss her.

“Switch off that light, I’ll kiss you for a minute,” he said.

Boniface quizzed the undercover journalist about her age and sexual life, things that are totally out of the purview of an academic mentor.

“Everything that we discussed here, be assured that your mother will not hear and anything that happens between me and you, nobody will hear about it,” Boniface told the young undercover journalist.

According to the documentary, before the BBC Africa Eye team commenced investigation on Boniface, scores of students had alleged that Boniface harassed them.

One of the students who was featured in the documentary said Boniface harassed her while she was his student.

The lecturer also revealed, while being discreetly filmed, that lecturers at Unilag had a secluded room at the senior staff club where students were harassed by lecturers.

Despite repeated requests, the lecturer failed to react to the BBC’s allegations.

Also, authorities of UNILAG dissociated itself from the lecturer’s actions.

It revealed to the BBC that the institution had a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment.

Furthermore, it refused to comment on the alleged ‘cold room.’

The full documentary will be premiering on BBC Africa YouTube channel on Monday at 6PM GMT.

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