The perennial sexual abuse syndrome ravaging Nigerian educational system was exposed in a documentary released by the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) on Monday.
Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, lecturer and former sub-dean of faculty of art at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), was caught on camera sexually harassing an undercover reporter who posed as an admission seeker in the school.
Igbeneghu, who is also a pastor of a leading Pentecostal movement in Nigeria, Foursquare Gospel Church, was exposed in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye.
BBC says the investigation focused on reports of sex for grades which had been previously reported in some West African Universities.
In the video, Igbeneghu told Kiki Mordi, the undercover reporter who posed as a 17-year-old admission seeker, how some lecturers in the institution tossed female students for sex.
He had invited the teenager to his office for a number of tutorials, before delving into sexual conversations with her.
“Do you know that you are a very beautiful girl?” he began.
“Do you know that I am a pastor and I’m in my fifties. What will shock you is that even at my age now, if I want a girl of your age – a 17-year-old, all I need is to sweet tongue her and put some money in her hand and I’ll get her,” he boasted.
The senior lecturer revealed how he and some of his colleagues patronise the UNILAG Staff club also known as “cold room” to commit several sexual atrocities with female students of the institution.
He said in the cold room, lecturers meet to “touch students breast”.
“Do you want me to kiss you? Switch off the light, lock the door and I will kiss you for a minute. That’s what they do in cold room.”
In the video, the lecturer went to the bathroom, upon his return, he locked the door, switched off the light and embraced the “admission seeker”.
“You are too stiff,” he retorted “I can call you to come any day. If you don’t come, you know you are gone,” he threatened.
As at the time of going to press, UNILAG authorities were yet to respond to the “cold room” allegation.
Taiwo Oloyede, the university spokesperson, also told BBC that the institution has zero-tolerance for sex scandal.
The documentary equally indicted a lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Recall that Prof. Richard Akindele of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), was similarly accused of sexual harassment when an audio conversation he had with a female post graduate student leaked online. Akindele has since been convicted by the court. He was also sacked by OAU. The disgraced professor was a pastor.