Nemesis has caught up with a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, who was caught on tape making amorous advances at a ‘student’ seeking admission into the school.
Dr. Igbeneghu, who teaches in the Faculty of Arts, was allegedly caught after a Reporter with the British Broadcasting Corporation posed as a prospective student of UNILAG.
It was gathered that the Reporter sought the help of the lecturer to gain admission and being a former Sub-Dean in the Faculty, Dr. Igbeneghu invited her for tutorials several times in his office.
According to a source, when she eventually honoured the invitation, he asked her age and she said 17, adding that while saying she appeared older than 17, he complimented her look, saying she was beautiful.
“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,” he told her on camera.
The source said Dr. Igbeneghu later prayed with the ‘student’ as he feigned to be leading her to Christ.
In the 13-minute clip, the said lecturer told her about a cold room in the UNILAG Staff Club where he said lecturers usually have sex with female students in return for marks.
Meanwhile, the reporter who posed as a student reportedly protested the practice, saying it was wrong, as the lecturer said the students paid for the marks with their body.
However, thee BBC stated in its report that the lecturer did not respond when confronted with the allegation of sexual harassment.
In the meantime, the UNILAG Spokesperson, Taiwo Oloyede, has made it known that the matter will be thoroughly investigated, saying that the institution has zero tolerance for such practice.
It would be recalled that a former lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Richard Akindele, lost his job and was prosecuted after demanding sex from a Postgraduate student of the school.
Watch BBC’s full video showcasing life inside ‘cold room’: