Sex for Grades: undercover inside Nigerian and Ghanaian universities – BBC Africa Eye documentary
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Sex for Grades: undercover inside Nigerian and Ghanaian universities – BBC Africa Eye documentary


Sex for grades.
University professors sexually harassing and
blackmailing their students.
This thing has been going on for years and
every single year, every single department,
every single student, there’s always a story.
We all hear about it.
But it’s almost never proven.
The very first advice I got was don’t ever
go to your male lecturer’s office alone.
It’s as if almost everybody in Nigeria and
Ghana knows somebody who’s been sexually
harassed by a lecturer.
Nobody wants to listen, nobody wants to believe
victims.
It’s crazy.
I know a lot of people that been abused and
nobody’s trying to do anything.
For the past year I’ve been working with
BBC Africa Eye to build a team of female investigators.
For the first time ever, we planted journalists
posing as students inside our top universities
– the University of Lagos and the University
of Ghana – to secretly record men who sexually
harass and abuse your sisters, your friends,
your daughters.
A lecturer will tell her if you don’t sleep
with me I will not give you mark.
Who are you?
It’s about dehumanising your fellow human
being, I mean I’m a human being.
I have rights, to my body.
You will be shocked by what you’ll see.
Professors.
Senior lecturers.
Grooming and seducing students.
When somebody’s trying to pressurise you
for sex in exchange for marks it is a criminal
offence.
My name is Kiki Mordi.
Lecturers who harass their students, I want
you to know.
Africa Eye has been watching.
This is WFM 91.7.
My name is Kiki Mordi and today on the Woman
Agenda we’ll be speaking on sex for grades,
abuse of trust, verbal harassment.
We all hear about it and joining us in this
conversation is Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun,
of the Lagos State University.
Good afternoon sir.
Good afternoon.
So as the head of a university how severe
would you say the problem of lecturers sexually
harassing students is?
The challenge is much more than what we are
treating it at the moment…
Ok.
…which is why all of us must be on the alert
and all of us must take it very seriously.
Alright.
The challenge is much more.
I take this issue seriously.
I was sexually harassed by a lecturer at university.
It has been happening across West Africa for
decades.
We are dealing with an epidemic here.
You know the thing about sexual harassers
they groom you.
You see that word groom, and groom not in
a positive sense.
They take time to pick their victims, you
know, and then wait for access and opportunity
to strike.
Thank you very much.
It is 21 minutes to three.
Academic institutions are meant to educate
and protect our girls.
But have become hunting grounds for the sexual
gratification of men entrusted to teach.
Our investigation began at the University
of Lagos or UNILAG.
It’s one of the most prestigious in the
country.
Welcome to the University of Lagos.
Welcome to the University of Lagos, the university
of first choice and the nation’s pride.
Everyone wants to get into UNILAG.
Some of the most powerful and most influential
people in Nigeria went to UNILAG.
Awazi is a popular radio host in Nigeria and
a former UNILAG student.
Like many young women who study here, she
says she was sexually harassed by a lecturer.
One minute you’re there an innocent undergrad
just trying to pursue an education or whatever
the next minute a lecturer is asking you out
on dates.
My lecturer asked me out on a date.
Yeah and I was what, 16?
What?!
Yes.
I’ve worked with a couple of NGOs over
the years and the severity of this is crazy.
It’s just been so normalised.
Let’s bear in mind that the age of consent
in Lagos is 18.
People get into uni 16, 17.
Some people if they’re really smart, some
people 15.
That makes them incredibly vulnerable to predators.
Everything is just set up against you.
For more than a year, myself and an Africa
Eye team have investigated sexual harassment
by UNILAG lecturers.
We interviewed dozens of current and former
students.
We had eyes everywhere.
To protect our sources and our undercover
operatives, we designed these masks to disguise
their identities when appearing on camera.
We are taking a lot of risks shooting this
film.
And a lot of the ladies that we are going
to be speaking to they want their identities
hidden.
These masks, I want it to represent strength.
I want it to represent power.
One name kept coming up in our research.
A senior lecturer in UNILAG’s Faculty of
Arts, a former sub-dean, and the head pastor
of a local branch of the Foursquare Gospel
Church.
His name is Dr Boniface Igbeneghu.
Several current and former students claimed
they had been abused or harassed by Dr Boniface.
Two of them agreed to speak to us on camera,
on the condition we hide their faces and their voices.
He is a respected lecturer.
He’s risen to be one of the top guys in
the department and so he comes across as a
father figure that wants to protect you and
help you through your journey in school, while
he has ulterior motives.
He always seemed really friendly.
But eventually I could notice how vindictive
he could be.
Ok.
He comes to you and he tells you he is a pastor
so you don’t even see the danger in him.
So what kind of things would he do?
He would tell you to come to his office.
He would lock the door.
Sometimes he would want to grope you.
Sometimes he would want to dry hump you.
He likes to pick on struggling students because
he knows that they are very vulnerable and
there’s nothing they can do.
I would try not to aggravate him, because
anything can happen.
I would beg, I was usually kneeling down,
I would just beg him, and say please sir,
please sir, so….
You’re doing well, okay?
You’re doing so well.
He doesn’t have that power over you anymore…
Do you want us to pause?
Alright pause.
Sorry.
Sexual harassment is actually naked abuse
of power and betrayal of public trust.
It cannot be consensual

because the power relation is not balanced.

Somebody has all the power, the other person
has little or no power.
UNILAG only published a robust sexual harassment
policy in August 2019 after years of delays.
It bans lecturers from a wide range of inappropriate
behaviours – from making suggestive compliments
to grooming to sexual contact.
They are not supposed to be predators, hunting
those young ladies or destroying their destinies…
To expose Dr Boniface we needed someone smart.
Someone who can convincingly pretend to be
someone she is not.
We call her Kemi.
I’m an angry Nigerian, a woman who is angry
about the level of sexual violence against
women, especially in universities.
It’s something that has become so normalised.
Imagine how insane that is.
I really wanted to do something about it.
First approaching Dr Boniface at his church,
Kemi posed as a secondary school graduate,
the daughter of a widowed mother, who wanted
admission to UNILAG to study in his department.
She also pretended to be 17-years-old – under
the legal age of sexual consent in Lagos.
Two days after making contact, Dr Boniface
invited her to his UNILAG office for
a tutorial.
At all times our undercover operatives carried
a panic button.
Testing.
Yes, I can hear you.
If secretly activated, the rest of our team,
who were hiding nearby, would be alerted and
come to the rescue.
Minutes into our conversation, this doctor
had complimented me five times about being
a beautiful girl, “you’re a beautiful
girl, very beautiful, you’re very beautiful…”
I could tell that the way he was talking to
me was not normal.
In my mind I’m like, hold on, did I just
hear this man right?
And then, Dr Boniface promised Kemi admission
to UNILAG, if she passed her exams.
Then he invited me to his church, I attended,
and after some days he invited me back to
his office.
He more or less picked off from where he left
off the last time.
Even though I wanted to talk about admission,
he basically forced me to engage in this weird
prayer with him.
The weirdest prayer I have ever seen in my
life.
The prayer just went on and on and on…
His legs wide open jiggling his groin, you
know
with this uncomfotable grin on his face.
My eyes were never closed during that prayer,
my eyes were wide open, because I was uncomfortable,
I didn’t know what was going to happen.
After he shook my hand and welcomed me into
the kingdom of God.
It felt like I had been accepted into his
secret world.
And he began to show a deep interest
in my sex life.
I recognise what Dr Boniface is doing.
I know what it was it feels like to be groomed
by a university lecturer.
Growing up I always wanted to end up being
a doctor.
My Mum used to call me her doctor, her little
doctor.
I was just so fascinated about this stuff.
I was definitely passionate then.
I was so naïve.
Becoming a doctor meant even more to me after
I lost my dad from appendicitis in 2002.
At 19, I got into one of the best universities
in Nigeria.
So, my matriculation pictures.
I was a happy girl.
Just floating through life…
My dad would have been really proud and really
excited to see me matriculate.
I probably would have been embarrassed because
he would follow me everywhere and give me
hugs and kisses.
Yeah.
He used to embarrass me a lot.
University was nothing like I imagined.
A lecturer began to target me.
For two semesters he withheld my exam results
and pretended I never sat the papers.
When I asked him to explain why, he repeatedly
demanded to have sex with me.
And I wasn’t, wasn’t going to do that.
And as a result, right, my results suffered.
I never felt so…
I never ever imagined I would be a victim.
Unprovoked.
I didn’t do anything.
I’m pretty sure if my dad was there…
I never got a degree.
I never graduated.
The harassment forced me to drop out of university.
I had nobody to turn to.
No future.
No money.
It almost destroyed me.
There are predators everywhere in the universities.
It kills me that there are thousands of other
girls that are going through exactly, you
know, different variations of what I went
through.
I really want those lecturers to get justice,
what they deserve.
Sexual predators in universities are not just
my country’s problem.
Of all the universities in West Africa, the
University of Ghana, in Accra is one of the
most impressive.
Its huge campus has produced some of the greatest
minds in Ghana.
Presidents have studied here.
But beneath this grandeur, sexual abuse lurks
here too.
Let me see if you still have, like, another
one.
And women are now taking matters into their
own hands.
So I’m the lecturer.
I call, you come.
Hey, pick this thing for me.
Harassment here is said to be so bad, an NGO
run by former students offers free self-defence
classes – role playing attacks by lecturers
and other predators.
How severe would you say this is?
Very severe, very severe.
I say severe because when you have somebody
in a place of power or somebody who can help
you in a certain way I think it is very difficult
for you to reject a person like that.
And if your degree is on the line I do think
that you would do anything for that, yes.
We’re not going to keep quiet anymore, because
that’s what, perpetrators actually bank
on, they rely on your silence.
Africa Eye sent a team to investigate sexual
harassment inside the University of Ghana,
finding evidence some lecturers pressure their
students for sex.
Several stories involved a lecturer in the
College of Education – Dr Paul Kwame Butakor.
Our undercover operative, Zara, posed as a
final year student interested in a masters
degree and national service opportunities
in his faculty.
This was only the second time Dr Butakor had
invited her to meet with him in private.
What I noticed was in our interactions he
would be very blunt on the phone, very professional,
but any time I went to see him in his office
he would be extremely inappropriate with me.
I told him relationships were a distraction
if you are in school and he said he wouldn’t
be a distraction because he was going to be
a side guy.
A side, as he put it, is he basically wanted
to be my boyfriend but not the main person.
University policy forbids lecturers having
sexual relationships with students when they
are in a position to influence their education
or career –flirtatious behaviour is considered
misconduct.
Even though he didn’t explicitly say that
the condition for me advancing my career was
for me to be in a relationship with him or
for him to be my side, he kind of hinted that
it would benefit me in a certain way in my
career.
He has made it seem as if you have a choice,
but really you don’t because he is in a
place of power.
That’s really the essence of manipulation,
to make it seem like the decision is in your
hands, but really it’s not.
During these conversations, Dr Butakor offered
a National Service work placement in his department
to Zara despite telling her the deadline for
applications had passed.
Dr Butakor vehemently denies any amorous behaviour
with Zara or with any University of Ghana
student saying he follows all University sexual
harassment and misconduct rules.
He says no formal harassment complaints have
ever been lodged against him.
He told us he never made inappropriate gestures
or verbal comments, had no intention of dating
her or circumventing university process to
secure a National Service placement for Zara
in return for sex and had absolutely nothing
to do with her future academic progression
or career options.
Comments about Zara being his side chick and
him being her side guy coupled with telling
her she was beautiful were harmless and a
joke, he says, said without ill will or sexual
motive and could not be construed to mean
he wanted sex.
Of all the lecturers in the University of
Ghana, one stands out for his power and influence:
political scientist and outspoken commentator,
Professor Ransford Gyampo.
He enjoys a great reputation as a teacher
among his students, but he’s also been at
the centre of allegations of sexual harassment.
We sent an undercover journalist, known as
Abigail, to meet him.
Posing as a University of Ghana student from
a poor background,
she attended one of Gyampo’s classes.
He agreed to become her mentor.
She wrote him essays to review, visited his
office three times, and he gave her good feedback
on her academic work.
But not everything felt normal – Professor
Gyampo wanted her to wear high heels in his
office.
Then, one Sunday afternoon, Abigail received
a strange phone call from him.
He began to tease her and accuse her of always
being formal around him.
Abigail tried her best not to upset Gyampo
who became increasingly personal and said
he wanted to come over to her house.
She reminded him she was a student and told
him she wasn’t interested in a relationship.
But Professor Gyampo ignored this.
Eventually, Abigail managed to persuade him
to meet in a public place; a mall, instead
of her home, later that evening.
We knew we would have to be cautious.
Long before Abigail met Professor Gyampo,
we interviewed a number of his former students
who alleged they had been sexually harassed
by him.
One of them, who we shall call Naa, agreed
to anonymously speak to us on camera.
You need to build them and cut them into square.
You can cut the plantain…
Naa told us she was sexually harassed twice
by Gyampo.
She alleges the second incident took place
when she went to confront him about the first
harassment.
I felt it was my responsibility to let him
know that what he did wasn’t okay with me,
so I went to him.
He apologised and he tried to console me and
in consoling me he attempted touching me.
I was dumfounded, I just couldn’t believe
that a moment ago he was apologising and the
next moment he was on top of me trying to
touch my breast, hold me, that kind of thing.
She says her encounters with the professor
and a past history of other abuse have left
her traumatised.
It’s difficult and ‘till today I can’t
sleep with my lights off.
I get panics sometimes at night.
Yeah.
It’s not something you get over, especially
when the person is protected and you never
get justice for what happens to you.
Before Abigail reached the shopping mall,
we knew Gyampo had already crossed red lines
over the phone.
But we wanted to be sure of his intentions
towards his mentee – our reporter.
Abigail showed me footage of their encounter.
As soon as Gyampo arrived, he insisted on
buying her shoes, as she had reluctantly agreed
to on the phone.
We were just talking about shoes.
Kissed violently?
I was like, what is going on?
After that comment, Abigail felt it was better
to just go and buy the shoes.
Once in the shoe shop, Gyampo bought her heels.
I had literally seen him four times and all
of a sudden marriage.
Back in the restaurant, Abigail asked about
internships but Gyampo had something else
in mind.
Watching the footage, this did not feel like
a real marriage proposal.
The professor laid out how Abigail would benefit
from his support.
But he seemed more interested in other things.
Abigail was then pushed to have a relationship
with him.
After that, she rang the team and began to
leave but Gyampo made one last move.
Abigail did not hug him.
After this meeting she spoke to Professor
Gyampo on the phone and he told her it was
ok that she didn’t want to be his girlfriend
– but she should continue to be mentored by him.
Professor Gyampo vehemently denies sexually
harassing Abigail or any of his students telling
us he treats them with respect, care and genuine
affection and has never been involved in sex
for grades.
He says several students have made false accusations
against him in the past all of whom, he claims,
were discredited after he confronted them.
He says the University has never investigated
him for sexual harassment.
He told us he never intended to harass Abigail,
did not force or intimidate her and never
knew he had offended her.
He further claims he was entrapped – which
the BBC strongly refutes.
Telling Abigail he could help her to gain
funding for further studies is something he
had done for others, he says, and he had no
influence over her academic progress.
He says he routinely commends students on
their dress and shoes and refers to all his
office assistants as wedded wives saying calling
Abigail his wedded wife was a joke.
How do lecturers like Dr Butakor and Professor
Gyampo get away with their behaviour?
The University has a committee which investigates
sexual harassment.
We’ve learnt they’ve dealt with a number
of cases where lecturers were accused of harassing
students and repeatedly recommended these
men be publicly named.
But in every instance, the university chose
not to do so.
Is it hiding the true scale of campus abuse
from the public eye?
The University of Ghana categorically denies
protecting university staff or students judged
to have engaged in sexual harassment or misconduct.
They say they’ve sanctioned individuals
in the past.
They add they’ve vigorously debated naming
and shaming culprits and are considering amending
their policy of not doing so.
The University says they’ve been pro-active
on the issue and are committed to rooting
out the problem, encouraging students and
staff to report problems and giving support
where needed.
The University considers the allegations against
Professor Gyampo and Dr Butakor to be extremely
disturbing and both men will be investigated.
Back in Lagos, tensions over sexual harassment
are running high.
How are we surviving?
What are we turning into?
It’s sad.
These things happen every day.
Close to two hundred people are out on the
street protesting following news stories of
women accusing a famous pastor plus a university
lecturer of rape.
Many men on social media have accused the
alleged victims of lying.
I really wish as a country, as a people, we
come together and transfer that shame from
victims to abusers.
The shame belongs to them.
They are the ones that should be ashamed.
Over at the UNILAG campus, our investigation
turned to its senior staff club – a place
where the most powerful academics go to socialise.
We discovered lecturers were inviting female
students there.
But what goes on inside?
When our operative Kemi went to meet Dr Boniface
for another meeting, she tried to find out
more.
I’d heard a lot of stories about the staff
club so on that meeting, I brought it up with
Doctor Boniface.
He describes the place to me and even orders
one of the female students who was in his
office that day, to turn off the light, just
so I could get a feel of how this cold room
is; how dark it is.
Lecturers are only allowed to date students
where there is no conflict of interest and
if they do date they have to inform university
authorities.
He tells me how, you know, the relationships
also come with benefits, which are grades.
Sex for grades.
Someone who claims to be a man of God tells
me sex for grades, is not bad, it is good.
Earlier, while I was keeping guard for Kemi
outside Dr Boniface’s office, out of nowhere,
economics lecturer Dr Samuel Oladipo – thinking
I was a student – called me over to him,
pulled me by my hands to his office and pressured
me to give him my phone number.
It’s the perfect example of the kind of
everyday harassment that students face in
UNILAG.
Later, I told Dr Oladipo, I was a student
who wanted to switch to his economics course.
He invited me to his office three times for
tutorials.
He was consistently inappropriate with me.
It was clear he was more interested in seducing
me than helping me with my academics.
At one point he leaned in really close to
me.
I could see from his eye line that he was,
you know, looking right here, leering at my
breasts.
I tried to talk about education, but then
he reached out and started touching and stroking
my hand.
He repeatedly asked me to the senior staff
club.
At the end of our third office meeting, I
decided to go.
He seemed eager to enter.
Once inside, he took me to what I later learned
was the so-called cold room.
This is the place where Doctor Boniface Igbeneghu
says lecturers take students there to grope
them and I’m being walked into this room
with Doctor Oladipo
The atmosphere is weird, the windows are blacked
out, there are disco lights.
Women are offered alcohol.
Look around you don’t see any male students.
Just girls.
Right there in the senior staff club.
Were these women students?
I’m sitting down on my own trying to avoid
everyone and they keep, you know, telling
me to dance, you know, trying to pull me to
dance, ‘come out and dance’.
And this other senior lecturer, a really older
man, comes and grabs my arm and tries to like
literally lift me up to dance.
And I’m telling everyone ‘I don’t
want to dance, I just want to sit.’
I went to find a quiet corner.
Dr Oladipo joined me.
I knew that, according to the university’s
own rules, that a lecturer who is giving a
student academic help, helping her transfer
courses, should not be going out on dates
with her.
Because I mean, there is a conflict of interest
there.
So I asked him about it.
I tested him, I wanted to know if he knew
the rules.
Misleading me about the rules.
Trying to make it look like it’s ok for
a lecturer to date a student.
When I told him I was ready to go he was reluctant.
As I was walking down the stairs, he reached
around my waist from behind and touched my breast.
It’s like I’m in this space all over again
where I don’t have control.
How are they even allowed to do this nonsense?
I’m not the only one that goes through this.
Everybody, it’s like your rite of passage.
This is what female students have to go through.
Dr Oladipo sent us this response.
Dr Oladipo claims it was Kiki who greeted
him first and says she claimed to know him.
He admits he held her by the hand as she moved
to his office.
He says he never tried to seduce her for sexual
activities and it was a coincidence he took
her to the so-called cold room; visiting it,
he claims, for the first time to attend a
birthday party.
He denies trying to touch her breast, saying
he tried to hold her hand instead.
Sexual harassment destroys lives.
A former student of Dr Boniface told us he
sexually abused her for years.
She says that ordeal, and past abuse, has
led her to try to kill herself four times
since she graduated.
We must hide her identity to protect her.
I can’t bring myself to go to church because
when I try to go and I look at the pastor
preaching I see Boniface.
He touched me inappropriately over ten times
I believe throughout my stay at UNILAG.
I never, ever gave my consent once.
There was a time he was preparing for bible
study and he was groping me and he was writing
down scriptures.
There was a time he told me, when he’s done
with me, he’s going to give me to one other
lecturer in my department, to do what he likes
with me and then when he is done to transfer
me to someone else and there is nothing I
can do about it because I won’t graduate.
I felt like I would be better off dead and
I won’t feel the pain I feel almost every day.
I want lecturers like him, who do what they do,
I want them to stop.
Nobody deserves to feel or go through what
I’ve gone through.
Nobody.
The final time Kemi was invited to meet Dr
Boniface in his office, it was a Saturday.
He said it was quiet and nobody was around.
We had a bad feeling about this meeting, so
we called in extra security to keep guard
outside Dr Boniface’s door.
He offered Kemi non-alcoholic wine.
It became clear to me that it was all a ploy
to get me to be comfortable.
We went from talking about me getting admission,
to him requesting consent from a 17-year-old
to kiss me.
When I wasn’t giving him the kind of response
he wanted, he became angry.
This time he wasn’t smiling any more.
My hands are shaking, my heart is beating,
but I’m still trying to stay calm; I’m
still trying to do my work as a journalist;
it’s one of the most difficult things that
I’ve ever done in my life….
After I refused to give him consent, he stood
up and went into the bathroom for a moment.
He remained in there for just over a minute.
In my head I’m thinking, I’m this close
to getting hard evidence on this man, so I
had to weigh my options; to press the panic
button or just wait to see how far he would
go….
Dr Boniface eventually released Kemi when
she made an excuse to go to the toilet.
Once there she locked herself in.
I called a member of the team.
But then I wanted him to hear my conversation
on the phone.
I wanted him to know somebody was just waiting
right outside.
And so when I finally came out, he starts
to laugh at me.
It made me feel so small, so irrelevant, so,
like I was some kind of toy for his entertainment.
Dr Boniface then warned Kemi there would be
consequences if she didn’t continue to see him.
You know, there are so many women who have experienced things like this, even more awful
experiences and they just keep quiet, they
just suffer in silence because of fear, because
they feel no one will do anything about it.
This is not a story about bravery; I don’t
think I am brave.
I think I’m somebody who sees injustice
and I refuse to be helpless and I choose to
do something about it…
We put our evidence to Dr Boniface and he
did not respond.
UNILAG told us it totally dissociates itself
from the alleged behaviour of Dr Boniface
and Dr Olidapo, saying as a reputable university
it’s highly embarrassed by the allegations
and wants sexual harassment of female students
stopped.
The university says it has a zero tolerance
policy toward sexual harassment, is protective
of student interests and organises new student
orientation programmes to inform them of reporting
procedures – cutting red tape to ensure
swift justice.
They say if evidence of wrongdoing by staff
is proven UNILAG will dismiss them.
They did not comment on the so-called cold room.
Despite everything I have seen, everything
I have been through, I choose not to be a victim.
I choose to stand up for these girls, to help
expose those who abuse them.
You know who you are.
Students are watching.
Parents are watching.
And in the shadows, we are watching too.

100 Comments

  • anon11

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAjNJQc_5C0 a female student went undercover about this and recorded a conversation between her and her male teacher.

  • Elridge Thomas

    that goes on in America university too. shut that goes on everywhere. they not blackmailing in America they want to do it

  • Derlyck Francky

    This is so courageous both from the journalist and all the young ladies who accepted to participate in this documentary.
    With this new generation of activists, young people are now hunting the hunters, we won't be silent victims anymore. The youth is taking things on their own hands.

  • Nemedia Edward

    I will appreciate you come to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. If you come to Faculty of Arts, you’ll not want to leave especially Department of Theatre and Media Art. This is really happening in Ambrose Alli

  • Davidosman Kargbo

    Thanks to BBC…
    You guys should also come and see whats happening in The University of Sierra Leone, this epidemic is everywhere

  • Backpacking With Lidia: A Single Parents' Travels

    Those men were hideously horrendous. That University should be ashamed for allowing that to happen. I also don't believe he could have ever been any good as a professor, irrelative of being a rapist. The church should also be ashamed of allowing a man of that quality to be a member of their church. No wordssss.

  • Tatwangire Julius

    someone should investigate how this so called God came into existence ,how these churches came up because they are a problem to Africa.

  • Keisha Sessler

    😮😨😰
    I have never heard of this before? As if there isn't enough obstacles to face trying to get into school, now this?! This is wickedness!!

  • MUSTAPHA KOROMA Sambolah

    It is a disgrace to any identified professor in any of these universities of Ghana and Nigeria who may be having any dealing with this scam, i hope and pray that God will give these professors a divine sense in changing their ill motivated attitude.

  • Jonathan Ken

    OMG….I'm Nigerian and I just want to appreciate this level of bravery, we need more of this to change Africa for the better….I can't believe people disliked this video

  • Ominga

    This man is old, bald, fat falling belly, I assume he smells, crooked teeth, nasty smile, short, fat, ugly… but he has the AUDACITY not only to make this weirdly gross sounding prayer (God forgive me) but also to say « I can have any 17year old girl if I… » MY FRIEND SHUT UP YOUR DIRTY STANKING MOUTH!

    Useless piece of trash! He is a waste of breathing air! Pollution personified! It’s this kind of man that people go to and pray?! Is he not afraid of the God he kneels down to?!

    This is a shame. I’m sure he bought all his degrees, and people actually let him teach… Useless human being, perverted asshole.

    The thing that pisses me the most is their « compliments » THEY ARE DISGUSTING!!! They look ridiculous when those words come out their mouths!

    Sorry I am angry and I don’t even live in Africa, but I have younger family relatives and to think that they might come across these sick cunts makes me MAD! 😭😭

  • dale85300

    Wow I am a professor but I always have the door open when meeting with students male or female and stick strictly to their academic progress

  • Aura Agape

    UNILAG suspended a lecturer that was exposed, however, I don't know what that really means. Will he be suspended to be reinstated or will this lead to him being permanently removed from his post? https://youtu.be/nF0fX1hAVrQ

  • Hailey M98

    It’s so crazy and backwards to imagine this happening in America. The girls would be supported no doubt and justice would be served. Just so sad.

  • 87jamaine

    You lot really going to support the bbc tell me the last time they did something good or even fair about Africa besides scandalous stories

  • CaapriceTube

    53:15 – And MOST importantly, GOD is watching!!
    53:43 – Nothing definitely does not stay hidden forever. What’s done in darkness MUST come to light.

    God’s wrath is coming for these devils. ✌️

  • The comenter The comenter

    This documentary needs to be publicized in all of Africa. Those predators that appeared in the video must be prosecuted to the full force of law to send deterrent to other would be predators.

  • anonymous

    Why were hidden cameras just invented this week or something dumb children have been recording their teachers for years is college students couldn’t figure out a way to record somebody OK this is total fiction and nonsense

  • anonymous

    I am you guys are college students and you don’t think abuse happens and shit all countries I could’ve told you that when I was 10 because I’ve been hearing stories of genital mutilation‘s and people getting hacked up with machetes since I was little In fact all I’ve ever heard his stories starving Ethiopians send a dollar over there to feed somebody what a joke why don’t you just move like there are places where gang members are and people get shot every night but I wouldn’t live there because it’s a shit hole don’t live in a shit hole and then complain it’s a shit hole

  • Mutaju Marobhe

    This old man is sick telling a girl to say a prayer while he is getting aroused? That is nothing short of being demented

  • Into Engage communications

    I'm sorry but most girls would happily do this and get grades it's wrong but I'm just exploring all the angles in an agreement everybody benefits but what do I know this is heartbreaking

  • Olu Tags

    BBC News Africa has been purposely designed to continue a century-old propaganda campaign against blacks of Sub-Saharan Africa. Look at the majority of the videos posted. They portray us as degenerates of the world; as if nothing bad happens elsewhere but only in Africa.

    How can you viewers be so stupid to think only African female students give sexual favours for better grades or Only African lecturers solicit sexual favour in return for grades on earth of 7 billion+ people. Come to Cambridge, Oxford, Yale etc and you will be shocked, plus they don't even do it for grades only!!!

    There are good and bad parts of all ethnicities in the world, but this channel has a very wicked agenda and sadly no one pulls them up on it. Instead we; even we Africans support them by bastardising our image by leaving comments in agreement with these former slave driver. I dare you BBC to post videos on African achievements.

  • Hanna Kemaw

    This is so wrong, and it’s so brave of these women to come out and expose these disgusting men. I have been a victim of a similar, seemingly friendly, but totally inappropriate encounter with a professor who pretended to act like a father figure to get my trust. He would ask me to go to lunch with him, and he always tried to offer help to manipulate me into his web of misconduct which made me feel very uncomfortable. He once sent me a blushing emoji late night and that’s what pushed me over the edge He even went as far as grabbing my waist when I was walking beside him which made me furious. He would constantly pretend that he is just being nice and that he has no ulterior motive, but he knew exactly what he was doing. Things started making sense to me later because I remember when I first started going to the university, he had told me about a girl whom he referred to as a crazy delusional person. I was confused as to why he even brought her up, but I later came to find out that he have made some inappropriate moves towards her. She reported him and he almost got in trouble so he now tells everyone that she was crazy and delusional to cover up his lies. That lady is now a well respected professor who is totally fine and well. So it all makes sense now about why he was spreading lies about her. I was so ashamed of how he acts, and I didn’t know what to do because he has the authority to get me kicked out and possibly even talk about me and say I am crazy like he did that girl. He started being so involved in my personal life and even as far as to tell me that he don’t want me to let my bf move in with me because it would “distract me” when in reality he was the person who have been distracting my focus. There were days I would just cry because that’s all I could do..I didn’t even know how to tell my friends or family because I have never been in that type of situation before. I once gathered my nerves and emailed him that I don’t want him involved in my personal life so he can leave me alone, and after that the amount of pressure decreased. He still does really creepy things like asking me if he can call about a project I am working on at night when the call can be done in the morning, but I hope that he will stop completely so that other female students don’t have to suffer. He has daughters and it breaks my heart that he would do such a shameful thing when this could happen to his own daughters.

  • Onibak Ugu

    No wonder people are not really watching these news stations anymore. Ridiculous….these fake news channel is just finding out now?? You ingrates….isn't this something you should have been researching 16 years ago?! This trading of sex for grades in Nigeria and all over western civilization had ALREADY been happening since 1995. Seriously….your dinosaur media is just finding out now?? Pathetic. And no; it's not the lecturers forcing them. these females intentionally sold their body for better grades; sick and tired of your lies

  • GospelVillage JEJ

    Please next time finish the journey. Most of the stories left incomplete, let's see one more with finished with absolute finesse.

  • Malani Mordecai

    He is a very sick fat ass dude!!! He needs to be in the gym and lose some fat…. including brain fat! So embarrassing. Good that he is exposed. Dude looks pregnant and yet he wants to bang young chicks. Fat ass. Exposed!

  • WestWard Pomona Gyrl

    Eewl🤮the fuck, he came rt. out the gate, then invited her to church!! Nastee muthafucka, aggressive ass african Men. Fuckn cock hounds!! I cant even watch this🙈

  • WestWard Pomona Gyrl

    Heartbreaking, so she dropped out of school. 🤦🏾‍♀️This is horrible, & so hard to get to the states.

  • Tata Kalsum

    Women is the big population in any country..make change..choose a woman,who will accepted and follow ur right..give ur voices to her..

  • OSENI BAMIDELE

    It’s so annoying this could not be taking seriously in Nigeria …..thanks to social media for spreading the video all over and kudos to Unilag for terminating the appointment of the the two stupid lecturers and to the rest of them you shall be caught soon if you don’t change and for the ones you have done to students God will punish you and punish your children too cus they have to go thru this experience tooo……Lasu should be investigated too lots of lecturers are doing that ….although the new VC takes zero tolerance for this I think a senior lecturer was dealt with on similar case last year but that doesn’t mean it has stopped……pls we need more of this

  • Thomas Duke

    Hahahahhaaaa "CHRISTIANITY" >>>> Africa people please please get out of the white man chains of his Christianity religions…. Christianity was the end of your traditional culture, customs, believes, ancestral spirits… All those were systems very well used by the white man to totally destroy us… We are a concurred people under their rulership….Get out of the chains of christianity, Islam and go back to what our forefathers used to do… If our prayer shrines were still around – no one will dare do this crimes because at our shrines the evil one's will die…

  • Knights Templar

    All the time we hear in mainstream Media that, ''White man only'' but apparently they come in all shapes and colors right? is the BBC suddenly being racist??? 🙂

  • Angel of Fire Burn

    As a man who has sisters, I hate to say am so angry with all this mostly the doers and the victims who kept quiet over such things, schooling must not be above your dignity if they must have you leave school and save your respect and speak out

  • Angel of Fire Burn

    Shameless man useless man this one is it a father ? silent is the worst thing, those ladies that keep quiet are interested on what they get, because I was race to believe on my parents or brothers for protection, who sent you to school should be able to defend you when you tell him or her what went out there, why not tell them if your innocent wake up girls, silence kill faster

  • Vishnu Venkatesh

    This happens in British schools and universities as well. As usual, the BBC loves demonising former British colonies. I would've thought they'd make this story about India instead.

  • Crystal johnson

    This is sad these young ladies are smart enough to past their courses. These dirty, filthy, pigs are ruin to ruin these girls mentally, trying to ruin their bodies, trying to ruin their education and their careers.
    They should be fired and put in jail.

  • kasandra mendoza

    And this black stupid man is called himself lecturer. He is such down and primitive man. If you would be my lecturer I would walk upon you by my high heels.

  • Safia Sondy

    When will BBC publish positive side of Africa .???every country has his own negative side .
    Is shame we the African are selling our African country for small amount
    BBC will never come to any Country in Europe to publish this nonsense.
    BBC will not help you to solve this problem.but rather for their own benefit
    Their always disgrace African. Making Africans think Europe is better then African
    Africans please respect yourselfs, find a way to solve your problems in African
    don't let a white man come to your country to tell you what to do
    Have forgotten what they did to our ancestors doing slave trade??lets respect ✊ African
    Once Africa is respected. Africans living everywhere will be respected.

  • Timothy Gurung

    This all people are lead by the demon and spirit of lustfulness….
    Why they are blackmailing the Student..
    Jesus may open there eye

  • EagerBeaver2218

    Why is the BBC only highlighting this NOW??? It's been going on for up to 40 years!!! My Mom knew of several cases back in the day!

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