Authorities of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, have suspended a lecturer, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, over allegations of sexual assault.
The school’s Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin, confirmed the development to Channels Television on Monday.
He also noted that the university council will investigate the matter as it does not condone such behaviour.
The suspension comes just hours after the release of a documentary filmed discretely by the BBC.
In the video, Igbeneghu was captured in a compromising manner with a reporter who had disguised as a 17-year-old, seeking admission.
The senior lecturer had shut the door against her and demanded a kiss, as he drew her closer to himself.
The video had attracted criticisms from Nigerians, who demanded that the lecturer be punished.
Meanwhile. the Lecturer has also been suspended by the foursquare church where he is a part-time pastor.
The Foursquare Gospel Church asked Igbeneghu to step down from all ministerial assignments.
This was released in a statement on Monday by the National Secretary of the church, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, the church dissociated itself from Igbeneghu, saying appropriate measures would be taken against him.
He said, “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.”