Foursquare Church asks Pastor Boniface Igbeneghu to step down over sexual harassment
The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has directed Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, the UNILAG lecturer involved in a sex for grades scandal, to step down.
This is following a BBC documentary which exposed Igbeneghu via a secret filming showing him sexually harassing a female reporter posing as a student.
A statement issued by the Foursquare Gospel Church directs Igbeneghu to step down from all “ministerial assignments”.
The statement reads: “The attention of the leadership of The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has been drawn to a video clip trending on social media platforms titled ‘Sex for grades: Undercover in West Africa Universities – BBC News’ wherein a lecturer in University of Lagos named Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu also described as a pastor in Foursquare Gospel Church was allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with some female students of the University.
“The general public is hereby informed that as a holiness and Bible-believing Church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural act among our ministers. We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr. Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measure as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.
“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.”