By Ayodele Oluwafemi
The Foursquare Gospel Church has suspended Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, from all ministerial duties.
In a statement, on Monday by its National Secretary of the church, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, the church dissociated itself from the action of Igbeneghu, saying appropriate measures would be taken against him.
Igheneghu was filmed making sexual advances with a teenage, who is a BBC undercover reporter, in a video documentary premiered by BBC.
The statement reads that, “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.”