Don’t put unnecessary pressure on me – #SexForGrade lecturer breaks silence

Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer of the University of Lagos, who was caught on camera soliciting sex from an “admission seeker”, in the BBC #SexForGrade documentary on Monday said that all enquiries related to the matter should be directed to the information unit of the university.

In an interview with PUNCH, the embattled lecturer said making any comment would translate to running foul of UNILAG laws.

He said, “I work for the University of Lagos; if you want any reaction, talk to the university.”

“Contact the information unit and they will tell you the correct position. If I talk, I will be running foul of the varsity law. Don’t put unnecessary pressure on me to say beyond what I have said.”

On Monday evening, the BBC aired a 13-minute video, where Igbeneghu, who is also a pastor with Foursquare church, told Kiki Mordi, an undercover reporter, how some lecturers in the institution tossed female students for sex.

He had invited the teenager to his office for a number of tutorials, before delving into sexual conversations with her.

“Do you know that you are a very beautiful girl?” he had asked.

“Do you know that I am a pastor and I’m in my fifties. What will shock you is that even at my age now, if I want a girl of your age – a 17-year-old, all I need is to sweet tongue her and put some money in her hand and I’ll get her.”

“Do you want me to kiss you? Switch of the light, lock the door and I will kiss you for a minute. That’s what they do in cold room.”

Igbeneghu was suspended on Monday Unilag authorities pending investigation while the Foursquare Gospel Church has also barred him from pastoral responsibilities.

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