The Governing Council of the University of Lagos has sacked two lecturers, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr Samuel Oladipo for sexual harassment of students as exposed by a BBC documentary aired in 2019.
In the documentary, Igbeneghu and Oladipo were exposed by undercover reporters posing as students.
Igbeneghu was a lecturer in the Department of European Languages and Integration Studies, Faculty of Arts while Oladipo lectured at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences.
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Their dismissal was contained in a circular released by the school authorities on Wednesday.
“The Governing Council of the University of Lagos, at its meeting on Monday, May 31, 2021, approved the immediate dismissal of Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integration Studies, Faculty of Arts, and Dr. Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, from the services of the University.
“Council, at its meeting, considered the Report and findings of the Senate Committee set up to investigate allegations of sexual harassment levelled against them in a British Broadcasting Corporation World Service Investigative Series titled AFRICA EYE (which centred on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions).
“The Council consequently decided and approved that both Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo be dismissed from the services of the University for misconduct, with effect from Monday, May 31, 2021, in line with section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967,” the statement read in part.
The University’s Council also directed that the management should review the sexual harassment policy of the institution as may be necessary and institute effective strategies to prevent future occurrence.