#SexForGrades: UNILAG sets up panel to probe lecturers

Ebun Francis| The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Wednesday said it has set up a panel to investigate the allegations against two of its lecturers indicted in the BBC #Sex-for-grades documentary.

A statement by the institution’s spokesman,Taiwo Oloyede, said the process will be transparent and appropriate sanctions would be meted out if the need arises.

The university, therefore, encouraged students and members of staff that have relevant information concerning the incidents to forward same Prof Ayodele Atsenuwa lead panel, assuring that their security is guaranteed.

Two lecturers of the institution, Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior lecturer, and Samuel Oladipo, a lecturer in the department of economics, were mentioned in the documentary aired by BBC on Monday.

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The statement read, “The Panel will probe into the 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.”

“As previously announced in the University’s Press Release dated Monday, October 7, 2019, Dr. Samuel Oladipo who was featured in the full version of the BBC broadcast, has been suspended from work with immediate effect and barred from the University academic areas until conclusion of the Panel’s assignment.

“Students and members of staff who have relevant information are encouraged to come forward. Their protection is assured. 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.”

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