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‘#Sex for grades’ campaign mounts on the internet as the Lagos lecturer gets suspended from the University

The University of Lagos has suspended a lecturer who was caught on film propositioning and sexually harassing an undercover BBC reporter.

Boniface Igbeneghu, also a pastor, has been condemned by his church.

He was one of several academics secretly filmed as part of a year-long investigation by BBC Africa Eye.

The film, which has sparked widespread social media debate, explored alleged sexual harassment by members of staff at two top West African universities.

The report also saw students, some with their identities hidden, making allegations about their own experiences with professors.

Dr Igbeneghu has made no comment.

The University of Lagos, in response, held an emergency meeting on Monday where Dr Igbeneghu was immediately suspended and barred from campus.

In a statement, the university said it was “highly embarrassed” by the allegations and pledged to do “all that is necessary” to investigate and combat the “menace” of harassment at the institution.

It also said it had closed down a staff function room known as the “cold room” which was identified in the film as a secretive site where students were allegedly taken.

BBC Africa

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