The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has dissociated itself from the act of Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a UNILAG senior lecturer, Faculty of Arts, who is also the head pastor of the church branch in Lagos.
Okay.ng had earlier reported that BBC Eyes released a documentary targeted at lecturers in some West African universities harassing their students for sex in exchange for grades/marks on Monday, October 7.
The church in a statement sent to Okay.ng on Monday, October 7, asked the pastor to step down from all ministerial assignments.
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 in the University of Lagos named Dr. 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 a holiness and Bible-believing Church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural act 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.”