University of Lagos(UNILAG), has instituted a panel to probe the allegations of sexual harassment leveled 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.
The panel according to a statement issued today by UNILAG’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit Mrs. Taiwo Oloyede is headed by Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa, a Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law.
Abelnews recalled these lecturers were shown in a video recording by a BBC undercover journalist while investigating a story on allegation that lecturers were demanding for sexual gratification to give female students grades
Oloyede in the statement urged victims or people, who have valuable information for the panel to feel free to do so, as their submissions would be treated with topmost confidentiality.
She also assured students, staff, alumni, parents and guardians that this matter would be tackled with every sense of responsibility and the seriousness it deserves
“As previously announced in the University’s Press Release 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 academic areas until conclusion of the Panel’s assignment. Court hears sexual harassment charge against Chief Justice(Opens in a new browser tab)
“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 reads