Wednesday, June 2, 2021

“Sex-for-grade Scandal”- Unilag Sacks Two Lecturers


The University of Lagos has finally dismissed two of its staff involved in the “sex-for-grade” scandal that was uncovered by the BBC in 2019.

The two lecturers, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo were caught on camera demanding for sex from an undercover investigative reporter who worked with the BBC.

The two Academia who has been since then suspended from all activities by the school authorities were today officially relieved of their duties according to a circular released by the school.

The statement read, “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.”

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