The University of Lagos (UNILAG) management on Monday suspended Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts who was caught in a sting operation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) titled “Sex for Grades”. The trending video chronicled cases of sexual harassment of female students by some lecturers in some West African Universities including UNILAG.
The Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit), Mrs. Taiwo Oloyede in a statement said the management at its emergency meeting of October 7, 2019 suspended Dr. Igbeneghu from work
immediately and barred him from the university academic areas while the suspension subsists unless invited
by a Panel constituted by the University to investigate the matter.
In addition to this, the University Management has ordered the shutdown of the Staff Club “Cold Room”
mentioned in the documentary for further investigation. The so-called “Cold Room” is a Functions Room
that may have been abused because this is a deviation from the purpose for which it was created (meetings,
seminars, events, etc.).
The University assures members of the public that any other lecturer mentioned in the full version of the
operation which is to be aired later today, will also be suspended to ensure a proper investigation is carried
The University is embarrassed and dissociates itself totally from this act(s) and any inappropriate behaviour
of staff with female students and vice versa. The University has a well-articulated “Policy on Sexual
Harassment, Sexual and Romantic Relationships”. A copy of the University Sexual Harassment Policy was
distributed to all members of staff and can also be obtained on the University website: