One of the lecturers implicated in the BBC Africa Eye’s ‘Sex For Grades’ video Yaw Gyampo has vowed to sue the BBC for airing the documentary.
Concise News reports that Gyampo, a professor of political science at the University of Ghana, was implicated in the exposé released on Monday on BBC News Africa’s YouTube.
The senior lecturer described the documentary as an entrapment, insisting that he was never involved in the act.
According to him, the documentary could not establish anything against him.
Yaw Gyampo, a professor of political science at the University of Ghana, has vowed to sue the BBC over its sex-for-mark video documentary. #SexForGrade #BBCAfricaneye #AMUnbroken #MrLectureOLE #everymindmatters pic.twitter.com/Lia18wikdi
— Plat4om (@Plat4omLive) October 7, 2019
Prof Gyampo really ???? pic.twitter.com/W9hD36vo4l
— Nana Yaw ✊🏾 (@Skery_GH) October 7, 2019
“I have been counseled to be silent on a matter of entrapment masterminded by a certain unscrupulous people, with the aid of BBC (African Eye) against me,” he said.
“I have a lot to say about this matter. But I am suing the BBC for defamation tomorrow, so I will keep some of the facts to myself for now.
“Let me state however, that I have not involved myself in the BBC’s so-called sex for grades and will never do so.
“Their own video documentary evidence could not establish this. I am aware of my University’s Sexual Harassment Policy and I have always adhered to its dogmas.
“The lady involved in my informal conversation, was not my student and she wasn’t also a student from the University of Ghana where I teach. I therefore cannot decipher how I could manipulate the grade of a non-student.
“The BBC ignored all her contributions to our conversation. They ignored all her messages she sent to me. They ignored my objections and letters written to refute their allegations. They also edited the video to suit their purpose.
“While I prepare to sue the BBC for carrying out the most bogus and unprofessional piece of documentary in the world so far, I wish to remind them that Ghana and for that matter, Africa, has long thrown out the yoke of colonialism.
“I have not engaged in any so-called sex for grades and I will stay true to my calling in doing my best for God, students and country.”
A University of Lagos (UNILAG) lecturer Dr Boniface Igbeneghu was also incriminated in the documentary.
Igbeneghu, a Pastor with Foursquare Gospel Church, has been suspended by the church.
Watch below the video of embattled Gyampo in class following the BBC documentary:
He shed tears pic.twitter.com/AMWkPftunX
— Ben Koku Glover (@glovben) October 7, 2019