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Atiku reacts to video of Nigerian lecturer, pastor allegedly seeking sex from admission seeker

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Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Democratic People’s Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, has reacted to the viral video of the University of Lagos professor (UNILAG) captured by the camera demanding sex from an “application for admission.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the professor, Boniface Igbeneghu, is a former sub-dean of the Faculty of Art and senior pastor of the local Foursquare Gospel Church. His advances were captured in a 13-minute video by BBC Africa.

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The undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year admission seeker. Igbeneghu revealed that there is a place where teachers take students to have fun: UNILAG Staff Club. “They call the place a cold room,” he added.

Igbeneghu, at the first meeting he was quoted as saying: “Do you not know that you are a beautiful girl? You know that I am a pastor and I am 50 years old, but if I want a 17-year-old girl, all I need is a sweet tongue and put some money?

At the second meeting, he prayed with the journalist and then asked: “At what age do you start meeting men? Rest assured that your mother will not listen. In reaction to the accusation, Atiku, while condemning the act, called for systemic strategies to deter that behavior.

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Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He wrote on Twitter: “I just read the story on #SexForGrades in public institutions of higher education in many West African countries. This is unacceptable and requires systemic strategies to deter that behavior.

“As a society, we cannot allow a trend that is psychologically abusive to young women to thrive. That is the direct opposite of what a solid education system represents. “