The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the video making round of a lecturer in the University of Lagos, UNILAG, spotted on camera demanding for sexual relation from an admission seeker.
Recall that Naija News had reported that the UNILAG lecturer identified as Boniface Igbeneghu, a former sub-dean of Faculty of Art and head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church made advances to a BBC journalist who disguised as 17-year-old admission seeker in a 13 minutes video.
The undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker.
The UNILAG lecturer had claimed there is a place within the institution Staff Club, that they refer to as cold room, where lecturers take female students to have fun.
Igbeneghu, at the first meeting was quoted as saying, “Don’t you know you are a beautiful girl? Do you know I am a pastor and I am in my 50s but if I want a girl of 17 years, all I need is a sweet tongue and put some money?”
The UNILAG lecturer in his second meeting with the undercover journalist was heard asking the lady, the age she started knowing men, promising her that he will not tell her mother.
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, while reacting to the viral video condemned the act and called for systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour
Atiku on his Twitter account wrote, “I have just read the story on #SexForGrades across public tertiary institutions in many West African countries. This is unacceptable, and requires systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour.”
He called for a stand against the abuse of young women in our society, noting that this is the direct opposite of what a sound educational system represents.