Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, a former sub-dean of Faculty of Art, University of Lagos (Unilag) and head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church secretly filmed while demanding sex from a purported 17-year-old in return for admission into the university has been suspended by both.
A BBC undercover reporter had posed as an admission seeker into Unilag and requested for the assistance of Dr. Igbeneghu rumoured to be in the habit of sexually abusing female students of the institution.
Unknown to the randy lecturer that he was secretly filmed with spy camera, true to type, he made a thinly veiled advances to the lady, fondled her and forced her to kiss him at his office in the campus.
The clip was uploaded by BCC and in one of the scenes, Igbeneghu was videoed in church preaching to a congregation of Foursquare Gospel Church. At one of his meetings with the BBC undercover reporter he gloated about being a pastor.
The disgraced lecturer is enduring his self-inflated fate with authorities of the University of Lagos State suspending him indefinitely and in line to set up a panel to investigate him.
In the same vein, Foursquare Gospel Church has asked him to to step down from all ministerial assignments, a statement by the National Secretary of the church, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, conveyed this.
It reads in part: “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 at the University of Lagos named 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 holiness and Bible-believing church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural acts among our ministers. We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measures as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.
“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.”