The life of the BBC journalist who went undercover to investigate sexual harassment of female students in universities is in danger. Kiki Mordi told Sahara Reporters 2 days ago that she has received subtle threats since the release of her widely applauded undercover investigation.
The investigation, which took almost a year, showed Mordi and other undercover female journalists secretly filming randy lecturers in the Universities of Lagos and Ghana. These lecturers tried to use their positions to demand sex from young ladies in order to favor them academically.
According to Mordi, she is not bothered by the threats coming in because the BBC takes the security of employees very seriously.
“I am happy that a lot is changing already since the documentary was released and I can confirm to you that one of the lecturers at UNILAG caught sexually harassing a prospective student has been dismissed by the institution. I believe it doesn’t stop there until there is a conviction. We have to break that culture of impunity.”
In the undercover documentary now making the rounds on the Internet, one of the lecturers at the University of Lagos, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, a former sub-dean of Faculty of Arts, who is also a pastor of a local branch of the Foursquare Gospel Church, was seen making amorous advances at the ‘prospective student’, who claimed to be 17 years old.
Since the video went public, there have been reactions from all across the country with many prominent voices calling for a quick action by the government to arrest sexual harassment in higher institutions in the country.
Source: Sahara Reporters