University of Lagos has suspended another lecturer exposed in a video documentary of BBC which has gone viral. This time it is Dr. Samuel Oladipo, a lecturer in the department of economics of the school, over the sex-for-grades scandal rocking the institution.
Oladipo was seen in the extended video clip of a documentary on sexual assault released by the BBC’s Africa Eye on Monday.
The school management had earlier suspended Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer and former sub-dean of the faculty of arts in the institution, who was similarly exposed in the documentary.
Igbeneghu was caught sexually harassing an undercover journalist who posed as an admission seeker.
The documentary has elicited reactions since its release, with many calling for the prosecution of the lecturers involved.
Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, vice-chancellor of UNILAG, was said to have confirmed the suspension of Oladipo, saying the lecturer “would be made to face a panel”.
“The entire episode is unfortunate and tragic because lecturers are supposed to be loco parentis to the students. My appeal to our colleagues is to refrain from a negative act that can tarnish the image of the university and themselves,” Ogundipe was quoted as saying.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had also called for a thorough investigation into the allegations made against the lecturers.
Dele Ashiru, chairman of the union’s branch at UNILAG, condemned the development and warned its members to refrain from actions capable of bringing disrepute to the Nigerian university system.
In UNILAG many students have spoken up about other lecturers that are notorious for the unfortunate conduct. A former student and First Lady of Ekiti State Bisi Fayemi has publicly claimed that she was sexually molested while she was a student there.