Investigative journalist Kemi Olunloyo has berated BBC journalist Kiki Mordi for unveiling her identity in the cause of carrying out an investigative report.
Concise News reports that Mordi recently led a team of investigative reporters to uncover sexual harassment of female students by lecturers at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and University of Ghana.
In the documentary, one of the lecturers at the University of Lagos Boniface Igbeneghu, a former sub-dean of Faculty of Arts, made sexual advances at a “prospective student” who claimed to be 17 years old.
Kiki said she was inspired to venture into the investigation based on her personal experience.
But in her reaction, Olunloyo stated that it was unprofessional for her to disclose her identity on the basis that her safety was not guaranteed.
Noting that she had helped BBC promote investigative reporting, she said: “it’s an absolute travesty to put an undercover Journalist’s face and name to an UNDERCOVER story. Nigeria/Ghana are dangerous.”
“She is arrogant and full of ignorance. @kikimordi leave Nigerian soil and don’t try to be a hero in the name of investigative Journalism for a BIG media outlet. BBC had an Exodus in 2014. Most Journalists told me they were “gagged”. #sexforgrades suspect in Ghana already boasting”
Olunloyo further noted that she had some confirmations on threats to Mordi’s life
“There are CREDIBLE THREATS on her life that I have confirmed. @MrFixNigeria @CPJAfrica
pls RT. @PoliceNG @TwitterSafety pls take note. The British Broadcasting Corporation and Anas were unable to protect Ahmed Hussein-Suale(Divela) #sexforgrades #BBCAfricaneye