BBC Africa Eye’s on Monday released a documentary targeted at lecturer s in some West African universities harassing their students for sex in exchange for grades/marks.
After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.
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.
The Foursquare Church expelled him as one of their minster posting as follow on their social media handles: The Foursquare Church in a bad light, the religious institution has now distanced itself from the scandal against one of their pastors and expelled him as a minister In a statement shared on their Twitter page, the church explained that they do not condone such acts as they disassociated themselves from the conduct of Dr. Boniface.
The University of Lagos also announced the shut down of the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers allegedly sexually harass students and have also suspended alleged sex-for-grades lecturer, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu.
Notwithstanding the fact, that 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 in 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 the family friend said.