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I Received Threats After #SexForGrades Investigation – BBC Reporter

Kiki Mordi, the undercover journalist who led the investigative story to uncover the sexual harassment in Nigerian and Ghanaian universities, has said she received threats after the completion of the work.

She said this in an interview with Sahara Reporters.

“I have received subtle threats since this work was completed but I am not bothered because the BBC takes the security of employees seriously,” she said.

“Before embarking on this project, the team prayed a lot and also sang because it helped to calm the nerves. But I had to go through the trainings I received over and over again because I wanted to get it right.

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“The bulk of the ritual I performed were reading, research and preparation. The biggest goal of this work was to be louder than the aggressor because sexual harassment is very loud. I wanted it to be silenced,” she said.

The video posted on Monday exposed two lecturers from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and two others from the Univeristy of Ghana as lecturers who demand sex for grades.

Boniface Igbeneghu, a pastor and former Sub Dean of UNILAG’s Faculty of Arts, was videoed demanding sex from a 17-year-old ‘admission seeker’. About four of his past students also confirmed that he had on some occasions touched them inappropriately and also demanded for sex.

Mordi, who revealed that she had to drop out from university over sexual harassment, said she is glad that the situation at many African universities had started changing since the video was published. She however said it would further gladden her if lecturers found guilty are convicted.

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