Unilag lecturer caught on camera sexually harassing admission seeker, Premium Times reports.
A lecturer at the University of Lagos has been caught on video camera making sexual demands on an admission seeker to the university. Watch the full video at the of the article.
The video release is part of a broader investigation conducted by BBC Africa Eye that uncovers the #SexForGrades crises in West African Universities.
A BBC Eye journalist, Kiki Mordi, went undercover and disguised as the 17-year-old admission seeker in the released video.
The randy lecturer, Dr Igbeneghu invited the ‘admission seeker’ to his office for ‘tutorials’ and at their very first meeting, he acted and talked inappropriately in sexually suggestive manners to the journalist turned ‘admission seeker’.
At the first meeting, the randy lecturer asked: “how old are you?” After the admission seeker response, he went further and started commenting on her appearance.
“Don’t you know you are a beautiful girl? Do you know I am a pastor and I am in my 50s but if I want a girl of 17 years, all I need is a sweet tongue and put some money,” he commented.
The lecturer invited the ‘admission seeker’ for a second meeting where they held prayer sessions together. After the prayer, he asked: “what age do you start knowing men. Be assured that your mother will not hear.”
Before the undercover journalist could respond to his question, Dr Igbeneghu described a secret place where lecturers meet to “touch students breast” at the university staff club. According to the randy lecturer, the place is code-named “cold room”.
At their last encounter, in the lecturer’s office, he told the undercover journalist that if she truly wants admission in UNILAG, “she must be obedient”. “Do you want me to kiss you? Switch of the light, lock the door and I will kiss you for a minute. That’s what they do in the cold room.”
The lecturer went to the bathroom and upon his return, he locked the door, switched off the light and embraced the ‘admission seeker’.
“You are too stiff. I can call you to come any day. If you don’t come, you know you are gone,” he threatened the undercover journalist.
This new expose on randy lecturers is coming just a year after a student, Joy Nwanna of the Department of English, accused a professor of the same university of sexual harassment.
In May 2018, Joy Nwanna, a student of the institution, accused Olusegun Awonusi, a professor of English and former Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, of “habitual sexual harassment”.
Unilag silent When Contacted
According to the report, the university spokesperson, Taiwo Oloyede, told BBC that the institution has zero-tolerance for sex scandals. She did not provide any response to the “cold room” allegation. When contacted on Monday by Premium Times, she did not respond to their calls and text messages.