BBC Africa Eye released a documentary targeted at lecturers in some West African universities, who specialize in harassing their students for sex in exchange for grades/marks.
In the hour-long video, female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at various institutions in Nigeria and Ghana, while wearing secret cameras.
In parts of the video released on Monday, Dr Boniface Igbenuhue, a lecturer of the Faculty of Arts in Unilag, the current sub-dean and the head pastor of Four Square Church, was heard in one of the discreetly recorded videos telling an undercover reporter who had disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker to switch off the light so he could kiss her.
“Switch off that light, I’ll kiss you for a minute,” he said.
Boniface quizzed the undercover journalist about her age and sexual life, things that are totally out of the purview of an academic mentor.
“Everything that we discussed here, be assured that your mother will not hear and anything that happens between me and you, nobody will hear about it,” Boniface told the young undercover journalist.
According to the documentary, before the BBC Africa Eye team commenced investigation on Boniface, scores of students had alleged that Boniface harassed them.
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