Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer and former sub-dean of faculty of art in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has been suspended by Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, for sexual harassment.
This online news platform understands that the suspended lecturer was caught on camera sexually harassing an undercover reporter who posed as an admission seeker in the institution.
In the 13-minutes secret filming by BBC Africa Eye, Dr Boniface revealed how his colleagues tossed and passed around UNILAG female students for sex.
The lecturer 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,” the UNILAG lecturer and Foursquare Pastor said to her on camera.
Displeased with the development, Foursquare Gospel Church dissociated itself from the “heinous and unscriptural act” of Igheneghu, a lecturer in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), also one of its pastors.
The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has suspended Dr Boniface Igbeneghu allegedly involved in the sex-for-grades scandal from all ministerial assignments.
The church in a statement on Monday by its National Secretary, Rev Ikechukwu Ugbaja, promised to investigate the allegation and take appropriate sanctions.
Foursquare Gospel Church said in the statement: “The attention of the leadership of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has been drawn to a video clip trending on social media platforms titled, ‘Sex for grades: Undercover in West Africa Universities – BBC News’ wherein a lecturer at the University of Lagos named Boniface Igbeneghu, also described as a pastor in Foursquare Gospel Church, was allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with some female students of the university.
“The general public is hereby informed that as holiness and Bible-believing church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural acts among our ministers.
“We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measures as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.
“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.”
Similarly, UNILAG has also suspended the lecturer for sexual harassment.