#SexForGrades: Saraki speaks on UNILAG lecturer, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu
The immediate past senate president, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the trending video showing Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, the UNILAG lecturer involved in a sex for grade scandal.
A BBC documentary exposed Igbeneghu via a secret filming which showed him sexually harassing a female reporter posing as a student.
The female reporter wore secret cameras while communicating with him in his office. The videos recorded showed Igbeneghu making sexual gestures.
Igbeneghu said, “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”?
At the second meeting, he asked: “What age do you start knowing men. Be assured that your mother will not hear.”
In reaction to the news, Saraki shared:
”As a father, I’m appalled by the actions of lecturers captured in the #SexForGrades exposé. We cannot allow this sort of deplorable behaviour to fester.
In 2016, my colleagues and I in the 8th Senate passed the “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill” to prescribe a 5 year jail term for any lecturer, educationist or person in a position of authority in any tertiary institution in Nigeria found…
… guilty of such conduct.
I appeal to the 9th Senate & President @MBuhari to revisit this Bill so that we can implement the institutional reforms necessary to safeguard our children in educational institutions in the country.
I also urge the institutions to conduct robust investigations, not only on the accused but also for all other reports and complaints that come in. We need to believe victims and make institutions safer for our students”.