The Foursquare Gospel Church, according to reports, has asked Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu who is a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, to step down from his ministerial position.
In a statement issued on Monday by Ikechukwu Ugbaja, National Secretary of the church, Foursquare Church dissociated itself from Dr. Igbebeghu, saying that appropriate measures would be taken against him.
“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 heneral 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,” the Secretary stated.
The senior lecturer was caught on camera making sexual advances at a ‘prospective student’ of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
The student in particular was actually an undercover reporter and had introduced herself to Dr. Igbeneghu as an admission seeker claiming she was 17 years old.
The viral video of the senior lecturer had attracted negative reactions from Nigerians, who demanded that he must be punished.