The lecturers were filmed demanding sex from a reporter, Kiki Mordi, who posed as a minor seeking admission into the tertiary institution.
In a special BBC broadcast, it was reported that the University of Lagos has fired two instructors who were caught on camera requesting sex from a “student.”
Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Faculty of Arts’ Department of European Languages and Integration Studies and Dr. Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo of the Faculty of Social Sciences’ Department of Economics were filmed demanding sex from a reporter, Kiki Mordi, who pretended to be a minor seeking admission to the tertiary institution.
The dismissal of the instructors was accepted by the University’s Governing Council on May 31 and took effect on the same day, according to a news release issued by the institution today, June 2.
Read what was inside the newsletter 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 (BBC) 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.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Issued by the Communication Unit, Corporate Affairs Directorate, Office of the Vice-Chancellor,
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