Boniface Igbenegu and Samuel Oladipo indicted in BBC ‘sex for grades’ documentary dismissed from UNILAG
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has dismissed two senior lecturers for involvement in sexual harassment.
Boniface Igbenegbu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies in the faculty of arts and Samuel Oladipo of the Department of Economics in the faculty of social science were both indicted in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) sex-for-grades documentary aired in October 2019.
The university management had responded by suspending the two lecturers pending the conclusion of an investigative panel it set up to look into the allegations.
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According to the statement released by the institution, The institution Governing Council after a meeting on Monday, May 31, 2021, approved the immediate dismissal of the lecturers after the consideration of the findings and recommendations of the panel chaired by the former Dean of Faculty of Law Ayodele Atsenuwa.
The statement noted that their dismissal was in accordance with Section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967.
The Council further directed that the institution’s management “should review Sexual Harassment Policy as may be necessary and institute effective strategies to prevent future recurrence.”