BBC Africa Eye’s on Monday released a documentary targeted at lecturers 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.
It was disclosed that female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras in a 13-minutes video documentary released.
A UNILAG senior lecturer, Faculty of Arts, who doubles as the head pastor of a Foursquare Gospel Church in Lagos, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, was exposed as one of the culprits.
The undercover journalist posed as a 17-year-old student who wanted an admission at the University of Lagos.
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.
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.’
Meanwhile, another lecturer from College of Education in Ghana, Dr. Paul Kwame was also indicted in the video documentary.
In a twitter post by its official handle, @BBCAfricaEye, it said; “for the past year, BBC Africa Eye has been secretly investigating sexual harassment by lecturers at West Africa’s most prestigious universities.
According to the BBC Africa Eye Reporter, @kikimordi who conducted the investigations, she revealed that the investigation was carried out due to the clamour to expose these bad lecturers.
She said: “Hundreds of you asked us to do this investigation. We heard your call #SexForGrades”
Kiki Mordi, who was once a victim of sexual harassment, revealed what happens behind closed doors at some of the region’s most prestigious universities in the video documentary.
Over the years, there have been issues of female students being harassed for sex in return for marks in Nigerian Universities.
Sex-for-mark practice is a common problem in Nigerian institutions, which over the years may had been encouraged by Nigerian universities due to their failure to appropriately sanction erring lecturers.
JUST IN: OPM Shuts Down Free Specialist Hospital In Rivers
The General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries (OPM) Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere has ordered the indefinite shut down of OPM free specialist hospital located in Aluu community, Rivers State.
Apostle Chinyere made this known while addressing the newsmen at his residence on Saturday 4th July 2020.
In his address Apostle Chinyere said, “With a heavy heart I the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere have decided to close down the free hospital in Aluu community with effect from Sunday 5th July 2020.”
This decision ORIENTAL TIMES understands was taken as a result of levies charged by Aluu community to OPM free hospital.
A statement from the church reads in part:
“OPM free specialist have saved so many lives free of charge. It will interest the public to know that from registration, ante natal, scan, delivery, drugs and post natal services are free. This is a free hospital which does not discriminate.
Apostle Chinyere expects Aluu community where he cited 12 OPM free estate, One free specialist hospital and one of the biggest free skills acquisition center in Nigeria to appreciate him but they turned against him with a levy knowing fully well that the community are the number one beneficiaries. of those facilities.
It will interest the public to know that Apostle Chinyere does not make any money in all those facilities cited in Aluu community rather he spends huge sums of money from offering and Tithe to buy drugs, pay workers and buy delivery items in the hospital which has high sophisticated equipments. The generators in the free hospital are run everyday with high cost on diesel.”
Apostle Chinyere who have spoken with the leader of Aluu Community says “I called some of their leaders, they said it is a compulsory levy so I don’t have any choice than to shut it down.
I feel sad for those pregnant women who have been using the hospital. I urge them to look for another hospital.”
He said; “Once we get a new location that is more friendly, we will come and relocate our equipments”
All patience have been advised to stop coming to the hospital.
Nigerian Lady Dies After Getting Burnt While Answering Phone Call Close To Cooking Gas
The tragic death of a beautiful Nigerian lady has just been reported on social media. The lady identified as Ada suffered severe burns while answering a call close to her cooking gas.
Friends took to Facebook to share photos of her burns after the incident as they prayed for her to survive. Unfortunately, her health took a turn for the worse and she died.
The sad news of her death was shared today, 4th July on Facebook by Okechukwu Christabel Chetanwa.
Christabel went on to warn people to desist from answering phone calls near a cooking gas.
See her post below.
SARS Arrests Cultists Who Killed Man In Video That Went Viral On Social Media
Nine members of the Eiye confraternity who allegedly killed a rival cult member in May 2020, have been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu ordered an investigation and apprehension of the suspects after the recorded murder went viral on social media. They were spotted questioning a young man before shooting him dead.
One of the suspects, Francis Diamond aka Iron Man who was initially arrested by SARS operatives confessed to being a member of the gang and also the one who recorded the chilling video.
8 members of the gang involved in the murder of their alleged rival have been arrested and they’ve been identified as Olaitan Apanpa aka Emir/Armoured Tank, 31; Chidi Michael aka Jaaru, 25; Eno Sunday aka Covenant, 25; Saheed Gbadebo aka Sambo, 23, Adepeju Azeez aka Aboki, 38; Samuel Ilesanmi aka Baba Obo; Omotosho Quadri, 25; and Moses Ogungbe, 28.
It was also gathered that Apanpa pulled the trigger that killed their victim who they accused of participating in the elimination of one of their leaders at the University of Ibadan in early 2020.
Asides allegedly being serial killers of rival cult members in Ikorodu and its environs, detectives also alleged that Gbadebo single-handedly killed two persons at Bayekun Street, Ikorodu and another five at Ajah.
The suspects will be charged to court at the end of investigations.
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