Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the trending video of Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a UNILAG lecture involved in a sex for grades 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.”
Reacting to the news, Atiku called for measures to be put in place to prevent such behavior as displayed by Igbeneghu.
He wrote on Twitter, ”I have just read the story on #SexForGrades across public tertiary institutions in many West African countries. This is unacceptable, and requires systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour.
”As a society, we cannot allow a trend that is psychologically abusive to young women to thrive. In fact, that’s a direct opposite of what a sound educational system represents.”