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Sex For Admission: UNILAG Sets Up Panel To Try Igbenehu, Oladipo

The management of of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has, on Wednesday, set up a panel to try two lecturers involved in the sex-for-admission scandal.

The panel will be headed by Prof Ayodele V. Atsenuwa, a Professor of Public Law and the incumbent Dean of Faculty of Law.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit), Mrs. Taiwo Oloyede, dated Wednesday, October 9.

Mr.s Oloyede said the panel would probe the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts and Dr. Samuel Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences as well as other related cases.

The statement said: ”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 university wishes to inform the 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.”

The university management reassured students, staff, alumni, parents, and guardians that the scandal will be tackled with every sense of responsibility, and the seriousness it deserves, noting that the process will be transparent and appropriate sanctions will be meted out to anyone found culpable.

Recall that the university management on Monday and Tuesday suspended and barred Dr Igbenehu and Dr Oladipo over alleged sex-for-admission.

The duo were featured in a video trending online recording by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report in their offices showing how they solicited sex from admission seekers.

The BBC video also captured some lecturers in Ghana university demanding sex from the undercover BBC reporter in exchange for admission.

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