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UNILAG Setup Probe Panel On Sex-For-Marks Cases

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has raised a panel to investigate two of the institution’s senior lecturers accused of sexually harassing undercover reporters purportedly seeking admission into the university.


Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies and Dr. Samuel Oladipo of the Department of Economics were caught in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary sexually harassing undercover reporters, who sought for help from them.


The university management stated on Wednesday through the Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Taiwo Oloyede, that it had rasied a panel to investigate the lecturers and other related cases.

University of Lagos. Photo: PM News
University of Lagos. Photo: PM News

The institution also made it known that it was awaiting information from the panel set up in June 2018 to investigate allegation of sexual harassment of another senior lecturer of the university.


Oloyede urged students and workers with relevant information that could help the new panel to come forward, adding that their identites would not be exposed.


According to some of the students of the university, cases of sex-for-grades are not strange in UNILAG and the management of the school has not acted on previous reported cases.


One of the students, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of being labelled, stated that the documentary was not a surprise to her.

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“The documentary did not come to me as a surprise, because I had heard about lecturers harassing students even before I gained admission into UNILAG. I also have friends, who have been harassed by lecturers and nothing was done to those lecturers.

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