The University of Lagos (UNILAG), has constituted a panel to probe Boniface Igheneghu and Samuel Oladipo for sexual harassment allegations.
The two senior lecturers were indicted in an undercover video documentary by BBC African Eye, exposing sexual abuse suffered by female students in West African Universities.
UNILAG suspended the two lecturers subsequent to the release of the video.
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According to a statement released by the institution, the panel, to be headed by Dean Faculty of Law, Ayodele Atsenuwa, would investigate the allegations of sexual harassment against the two lecturers exposed by the documentary.
The statement reads: “The UNILAG management has set up a panel, headed by Professor Ayodele V. Atsenuwa, a Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UNILAG, and the incumbent Dean of the Faculty.
“The panel will probe into 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.
“As previously announced in the university’s statement, 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’s academic areas until conclusion of the panel’s assignment”.
The statement also disclosed that a pending investigation against another unnamed professor was still on, urging students with information to come forward.
“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.
“We firmly reassure all our students, staff, alumni, parents and guardians that this matter will be tackled with every sense of responsibility, and the seriousness it deserves. The whole process will be transparent and appropriate sanctions will be meted out to anyone found culpable,” the statement further stated.