University lecturer and Foursquare Church pastor, Dr Boniface, who was exposed on a BBC documentary #SexForGrades, has been suspended by the leadership of the church.
Foursquare Gospel Church, an international church in Nigeria, in a public statement released to TheHerald said it dissociates itself from the conduct of Dr Boniface, and will not “condone such heinous acts”.
The statement 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 in the University of Lagos named Dr 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 a holiness and Bible-believing Church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural act among our ministers. We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measure as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.
“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.”
According to British Broadcast Corporation, BBC, “Sex for Grades” is a documentary meant to expose the evil, randy deeds of Educators in the Nigerian educational system, focusing on Nigeria Tertiary Institutions.
It is common knowledge Nigerian University Lecturers demand sex from their female students in exchange for upgrades of marks but there has been little or no evidence to back up their claims.