sex for grades

Authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have set up a panel to investigate two of its lecturers accused of sexual harassment.

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The university’s Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit), Taiwo Oloyede, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.

Concise News had reported that Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu was caught on camera soliciting sex from an “admission seeker,” while Dr. Samuel Oladipo was caught on video soliciting sex from a “student that want to change the course of study”.

The institution had announced the suspension of Igbeneghu on Monday, while Oladipo was suspended on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the institution said that it was awaiting information from the panel set up in June 2018 to investigate allegation of sexual harassment of another professor.

Oloyede urged students and members of staff with relevant information that could help the new panel to come forward, adding that their identities would be protected.

She said in a statement, “The University of Lagos management has set up a panel headed by Ayodele Atsenuwa, a professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law, and the incumbent Dean of the faculty.

“The panel will probe allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Dr Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts, and Dr Samuel Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences as well as other related cases.

“We firmly reassure all our students, staff, alumni, parents and guardians that this matter will be tackled with every sense of responsibility and the seriousness it deserves. The whole process will be transparent and appropriate sanctions will be meted out to anyone found culpable.”