The University of Lagos has set up a panel to investigate two lecturers, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Oladipo, named in the #SexForGrades documentary released by BBC Africa Eye.
Taiwo Oloyede, the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the institute, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, October 9.
Oloyede noted in the statement that, Ayodele Atsenuwa, professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law, who is also the incumbent Dean of the faculty, will head the panel.
The panel will probe the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts and Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences as well as other related cases.
“As previously announced in the university’s press release dated Monday, October 7, 2019, Dr. Samuel Oladipo who was featured in the full version of the BBC broadcast, has been suspended from work with immediate effect and barred from the university academic areas until the conclusion of the panel’s assignment,” the statement read.
“The university wishes to inform the general public that the panel set up to investigate another allegation of sexual harassment involving a professor in the university in June 2018 still subsists and awaits further information that will aid in concluding the investigation.
“Students and members of staff who have relevant information are encouraged to come forward. Their protection is assured.”