SexForGrade: How video evidence nailed UNILAG lecturer
Call it nemesis if you care, but Dr. Bonifaced Igbeneghu was caught pants down in his bid to solicit sex from a supposed intending female new intake, JAMBITE, as they call them in the University of Lagos, Akoka.
A documentary by BBC Africa Eye captured the senior lecturer and former sub-dean in the Faculty of Art, UNILAG making sexual advances towards the ‘assumed 17-year-old girl’ seeking admission in the prestigious university.
The same egghead, Igbeneghu was reported in the video documentary to be the shepherd of a branch of a local Pentecostal ministry, Foursquare Gospel Church.
Among other things, the investigative report has exposed a ‘slaughterhouse’ where lecherous UNILAG lecturers take unsuspecting daughters of eve to, to devour as spoils of academic ‘war’ or as they call it, fringe benefit.
Before the lecturer was singled out for his notoriety, the BBC journalist had questioned current and past students of UNILAG for a period of nine months on the state of sexual abuse by lecturers in the school.
The undercover journalist approached the lecturer claiming she is in need of admission. She claimed she was a 17 years old secondary school graduate.
The lecturer did not mind that 17-year-old is below the legal age of sexual consent both in Lagos State and in the country and having such affair would amount to child abuse.
Igbeneghu invited the “admission seeker’ to his office for a number of tutorials, unknown to him, the lady had a panic button with her to alerts her colleagues in the event of any danger.
Their conversation went thus; “So sit down, how old are you?” The lecturer asked when the girl visited him in his office. When she replied 17-years-old, he said; “17? And you look very big like this? Don’t you know you are a beautiful girl? Do you know that? You are not beautiful, you’re very beautiful.
“Do you know I am a Pastor? Do you know, 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 [talk] her and put some money in her hand and I will get her.”
At another meeting with the undercover, Dr Boniface was seen assuring her he would help concerning the admission. He quickly deviated into his main mission towards the end of the meeting, he asked about her sex life. “At what age did you start knowing men?” Clarifying his question, he asked, “At what age did you start having sex?” “Look, anything that we discuss, be assured that your mother will not hear of it. Anything that happens between me and you, nobody will hear of it.”
The lecturer, during one of their meetings revealed to the female journalist that a section of the school’s staff club known as the “cold room” was where lecturers make out with female students.
“There’s an upper part of the staff club there, where lecturers when they take girls there, they go there to go and smooch them, and romance them,”
Also at one of the recorded meeting, Boniface locked the door and ordered the girl to come closer after which he wrapped his arms around her promising he won’t harm her. He released her when she took an excuse to use the toilet.
The BBC report noted the lecturer did not respond when confronted with the allegation.
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