Thursday, October 10, 2019

UNILAG sets up panel to probe ‘s.e.x-for-grades’ lecturers

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has set up a panel to investigate the allegations against two of its lecturers indicted in the s.e.x-for-grades scandal.

Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior lecturer, and Samuel Oladipo, a lecturer in the department of economics, were exposed in a documentary on sexual harassment released by the BBC Africa Eye on Monday. The two lecturers have been suspended by the university.

In a statement on Wednesday, Taiwo Oloyede, principal assistant registrar, communication unit of UNILAG, said the panel is headed by Ayodele Atsenuwa, a professor and dean of the faculty of law.

The school said the process will be transparent and appropriate sanctions would be meted out if the need arises. The university also encouraged students and members of staff that have relevant information concerning the incidents to come forward, assuring that their security is guaranteed.