The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has ordered Dr Boniface Igbeneghu who was allegedly involved in the sex-for-grades scandal to step down from all ministerial assignments.
BBC Africa Eye investigated academic institutions in West Africa over allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. Dr Igbeneghu, who is one of the pastors of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, is one of the lecturers in the sex-for-grades documentary by BBC.
The church on Monday in a statement by the National Secretary of the church, Rev Ikechukwu Ugbaja, dissociated itself from the “heinous and unscriptural act” of Igheneghu.
It reads: “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 general 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.
“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.”