Kiki Mordi, an undercover journalist with the BBC Africa Eye, says she received threats after completing an investigation which exposed sexual harassment in West African universities.
Igbeneghu, a lecturer and former sub-dean of the faculty of arts at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), who is also head pastor of a Foursquare Gospel Church, was exposed in a 13-minute video documentary published by the BBC Africa Eye on Monday.
He was caught on camera sexually harassing an undercover reporter who posed as an admission seeker in the institution.
Mordi says her investigation was related to the experience she had while at university, which forced her to drop out of school.
In an interview with Sahara Reporters, Mordi said since the investigation was completed, she has been receiving subtle threats.
“I have received subtle threats since this work was completed but I am not bothered because the BBC takes the security of employees seriously,” she said.
“Before embarking on this project, the team prayed a lot and also sang because it helped to calm the nerves. But I had to go through the trainings I received over and over again because I wanted to get it right.
“The bulk of the ritual I performed were reading, research and preparation. The biggest goal of this work was to be louder than the aggressor because sexual harassment is very loud. I wanted it to be silenced.”
Mordi said she is glad that things have been changing since the documentary was released, adding that more needs to be done to halt sexual harassment in African universities.
“I am happy that a lot is changing already since the documentary was release and I can confirm to you that one of the lecturers at the University of Lagos caught sexually harassing a prospective student has been dismissed by the institution,” she said.
“I believe it doesn’t stop there until there is a conviction. We have to break that culture of impunity.”
UNILAG suspended the lecturer while Foursquare Gospel Church has asked him to step down from all “ministerial assignments”.
[BREAKING] Lockdown violation: Lagos govt withdraws charge against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi, wife
The Lagos State government has agreed to withdraw charges against former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi and his wife Folasade; and popular singer Naira Marley, Channels TV is reporting.
This is as defendants accepted to tender written apology to Lagos State Government, issue undertaking to comply with directive on lockdown and social distancing and stay in isolation for the next 14 days.
The state government agreed to withdraw the charge against the three defendants based on their remorsefulness but subsequent upon them fulfilling three conditions.
They were therefore not arraigned before the Magistare Court sitting in Ogba today, April 8. The conditions are:
1) They have to write a formal apology to the Government of Lagos State which will solidify the remorsefulness shown by them.
(2) They have to give an undertaking in writing that they will continue to comply with the directives of Mr President and Mr Governor which is the subject matter of the case before the court.
(3) In view of the danger which the state believes they’ve put themselves by attending a gathering exceeding 20 persons, they must agree to go on 14 days isolation to protect other members of the public from any likely danger.
The defendants through their counsel all agreed to the conditions and the court has adjourned till tomorrow for the prosecutor to brief the court on whether all the conditions have been met failing which they will be arraigned.
UPDATE: Naira Marley, Gbadamosi arrive court, await trial for violating COVID-19 lockdown
Popular Nigerian entertainer, Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, Lagos politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi and his wife have arrived the Ogba, Lagos Magistrate Court for trial for allegedly violating the law restricting movement in the state, THE WITNESS reports.
Journalists were barred by the police from covering the trial of the trio.
Naira Marley and former Lagos gubernatorial aspirant, Gbolahan Gbadamosi and wife were being arraigned for attending the 43rd birthday organised by Nollywood actress Funke Akindele for her husband, which contravened Lagos State Government directive on social gathering.
More details to come..
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