Sex-For-Grades Scandal: UNILAG Dismisses Two Lecturers




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The lecturers of University of Lagos found culpable in a sex-for-grade scandal rocked the institution in 2019 have been dismissed.

The indicted lecturers, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo, were caught on camera demanding sex from an undercover reporter acting as an admission-seeking ‘student’ in a BBC report.

Igbeneghu was a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Integration Studies, Faculty of Arts while Oladipo lectured at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences.

Their dismissal was contained in a circular released by the authorities on Wednesday.

The statement read, “The Governing Council of the University of Lagos, at its meeting on , May 31, 2021, approved the immediate dismissal of Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of 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 Investigative Series titled AFRICA EYE (which centred on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions).

“The Council consequently decided and approved both Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo be dismissed from the services of the University for misconduct, effect from , May 31, 2021 in line section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967.

“Council further directed the Management review the Sexual harassment as may be necessary and institute effective strategies to prevent future occurrence.

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