The Lagos State Police Command has invited a lecturer of European Languages at the University of Lagos, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, who is at the centre of the sex-for-grades scandal.
Speaking recently with the folks at Linda Ikeji’s Blog, the spokesman of the state command, Bala Elkana, stated that the lecturer has been invited to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department SCID, Yaba for questioning once he concludes his appearance at the University’s disciplinary panel.
In his words;
A letter has been sent to the school’s management since he is facing a panel there. Since he is their staff, we extended an invitation to him through the school.
So we are expecting him to show up as soon as he finishes facing the panel.
He is to report at the State CID Yaba.
You know it is an allegation and under our laws, we have the presumption of innocence until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction.
So once there is an allegation against you, you also have the right under the law to come and state your own side of the story.
Igbeneghu was exposed earlier in the month following an undercover documentary by the BBC showing how he and a few other lecturers in West African universities have been having inappropriate relationships with students.
He was caught on video admitting to the existence of a “cold room” where male lecturers at UNILAG had sexual relations with female students in exchange for good grades.
UNILAG and Foursquare have since suspended Igbeneghu pending outcomes of the investigations.
We will continue to follow the story to see how things unravel.
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