The University of Lagos and the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, have suspended Dr Boniface Igbeneghu allegedly involved in the sex-for-grades scandal.
The lecturer was exposed in a video by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker.
The vice-chancellor of the institution, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, confirmed the development saying the lecturer has been suspended indefinitely.
The church also dissociated itself from the “heinous and unscriptural act” of Igheneghu.
A statement on Monday by the National Secretary of the church, Rev Ikechukwu Ugbaja, promised to investigate the allegation and take appropriate sanctions.
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.”