ICYMI: UNILAG sacks two lecturers over sex-for-grades scandal

 


By Faith Enang and Paul Agada

University of Lagos Governing Council has terminated the appointment of two of its lecturers, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo for sexual misconduct,

The two men were implicated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in a 2019 World Service Investigation Series titled AFRICA EYE - with a focus on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions.

Their dismissal was contained in a statement issued by the University’s management on Wednesday, june 2, 2021.

UNILAG’s governing council approved the dismissal of the two lecturers at a meeting held on Monday, May 31 to weigh the reports of the Senate Committee set up to probe allegations charged against the lecturers. 

The statement reads, “The governing council of the University of Lagos, at its meeting on Monday, May 31, 2021 approved the immediate dismissal of Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integration studies, Faculty of Art and Dr Samuel Omoniyi of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, from the services of the University.

“Council, at its meeting, considered the Report and findings of the Senate Committee set up to investigate allegations of sexual harassment levelled against them in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service Investigative Series titled AFRICA EYE (which centered on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions).

“The Council consequently decided and approved that both Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo be dismissed from the services of the University for misconduct, with effect from Monday, May 31, 2021 in line with section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967.

“Council further directed that the Management should review the Sexual harassment Policy as may be necessary and institute effective strategies to prevent future occurence.”

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