#Sexforgrades: UNILAG sets up investigative panel


Following the sex-for-marks scandal, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) management has set up a panel headed by Ayodele Atsenuwa, a professor of Public Law, at the institution.

Atsenuwa is also the incumbent Dean of the Faculty of Law.

The panel, it said, will probe into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Dr Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies and Dr Samuel Oladipo of the Department of Economics “as well as other related cases.”

University spokesperson, Taiwo Oloyede confirmed this development on Wednesday in a statement sent to EduCeleb.com.

Mrs Oloyede had earlier informed this medium of the suspension of the duo following a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary that featured them acting in sexually suggestive manner with undercover journalists who posed as students.

The two remain barred from the university’s academic activities pending the conclusion of the panel’s assignment.

This development is coming a day after the UNILAG branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) condemned the action of two of its members and backed an investigation into it.

Oloyede revealed that the university was yet to close investigations into the alleged sex scandal involving Segun Awonusi, a professor of English.

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EduCeleb.com recalls that a former student in the school, Joy Nwanna had accused Awonusi of repeatedly sexually harassing her. But investigations launched since June 2018 had remained inconclusive.

“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,” she said.

“Students and members of staff who have relevant information are encouraged to come forward. Their protection is assured.”

The university reassured all its 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.”

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