Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu is not taking allegations of sexual abuse lying low. The University of Lagos (UNILAG) senior lecturer and former sub dean of the Faculty of Arts says it is the devil that needs to be blamed for the whole video and accompanying crisis.
In what appears his first public response to the scandal, the associate professor in the department of European and Modern Languages said he was set up by the BBC.
In a series of posts on his page, Igbeneghu wrote: “The devil has failed PERIOD! This rubbish was rejected in Ghana but gullible Nigerians bought it. What a shame,” he said.
The BBC had on Monday released a 13-minute long documentary indicting Igbeneghu of selling help in exchange for sex with a 17-year old BBC undercover reporter who posed as an admission seeker.
The facebook page which was recently opened has fewer followers. This is as opposed to his original facebook account which has seen a lot of commentators pillory his reputation. He also wrote:
“#BonifaceIgbeneghu #Sexforgrades #Haox” in one of his posts.
In another post the alleged sexual abuse suspect called Nigerians “gullible” for questioning his actions in the viral video., “the devil has failed PERIOD! This rubbish was rejected in Ghana but gullible Nigerians bought it. What a shame.”
He also claims to have met his lawyer, ostensibly to file a case in court. He commended the Ghana lecturer who had since threatened to go to court, and thanked those he said have come to his defence.
Apart from his photos, his first post was to profess love to his wife above the photo of both of them. Husband and wife are pastors at the Foursquare Gospel Church.
He posted photos to pass him off as a high official of the University. Another photo shows him in an airplane and he called himself a Pastor.