Foursquare Gospel Church has suspended one of its pastors, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, who was caught on camera asking a ”17-year-old prospective student” for sex.
BBC released a documentary earlier today called Sex for Grades, chronicling the sexual harassment female students face in two notable universities in West Africa, the University of Lagos and The University of Ghana. Igbeneghu was caught on tape demanding sex from a 17-year-old ”prospective” female student who was actually a Nigerian undercover reporter.
In a statement released this afternoon, the National Secretary of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, said appropriate measures would be taken against Inegbeghu.
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 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.”