Boniface Igbeneghu, lecturer and former sub-dean of faculty of Art at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has been caught on camera sexually harassing an undercover reporter who posed as an admission seeker in the institution.
Mr. Igbeneghu, is also head pastor of a Foursquare Gospel Church, but in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye on Monday, many female students said they have also been sexually abused by him – with one of them saying she has contemplated suicide many times since after her graduation.
The video, uploaded on the internet, is part of investigation into sex for grade crises in West African Universities.
In it, Igbeneghu told Kiki Mordi, the undercover reporter who posed as a 17-year-old admission seeker, how beautiful she is and made attempts to have sex with her – on quid pro quo basis (to give her admission).
The senior lecturer revealed how he and some of his colleagues frequently use the UNILAG Staff club “cold room” for quick sex with female students of the institution.
In the clip, Igbenegbu asked Kiki, “Do you want me to kiss you? Switch off the light, lock the door and I will kiss you for a minute. That’s what they do in cold room.”
Later, he went to the bathroom, upon his return, he locked the door, switched off the light and embraced the “admission seeker”.
However, Kiki freed herself, with the excuse of going to the toilet.
When she returned, the lecturer said, “You are too stiff.”
Then threatened, “I can call you to come any day. If you don’t come, you know you are gone.”
Authorities of UNILAG have refused to comment on the cold room allegation.
But Taiwo Oloyede, the university spokesperson, told the BBC that the institution has zero-tolerance for sex scandal.
This comes a year after Richard Akindele, a professor at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), was accused of sexual harassment.