The University of Lagos has sacked two lecturers, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo, who were indicted in the BBC Investigative Series’ Sex for Grades scandal.
The Series, which went rival, revealed a video communication between the dismissed lecturers and an undercover reporter, Kiki Mordi who posed as a 17-year old admission-seeking student where the lecturers were caught demanding for sex.
The University of Lagos had since set up a Senate Committee to investigate the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against the lecturers; and had finally decided that the two lecturers were guilty of the allegations.
Following the findings of the Senate Committee, the University of Lagos has proceeded to sack the two lecturers involved in the scandal. This was contained in a circular released by the school authorities. Read the circular below:
“The Governing Council of the University of Lagos, at its meeting on Monday, May 31, 2021, approved the immediate dismissal of Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integration Studies, Faculty of Arts and Dr. Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, from the services of the University.
“Council, at its meeting, considered the Report and findings of the Senate Committee set up to investigate allegations of sexual harassment levelled against them in a British Broadcasting Corporation World Service Investigative Series titled AFRICA EYE (which centred on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions).
“The Council consequently decided and approved that both Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo be dismissed from the services of the University for misconduct, with effect from Monday, May 31, 2021 in line with section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967.
“Council further directed that the Management should review the Sexual harassment Policy as may be necessary and institute effective strategies to prevent future occurrence.”