The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has asked the embattled University of Lagos lecturer, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, to step down from all ministerial assignments.
Igbeneghu, who is a former sub-dean of Faculty of Arts and also head pastor of a local Foursquare Gospel Church was caught on camera sexually harassing a supposed admission seeker in his office.
Reacting in a statement on Monday, the National Secretary of the church, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, dissociated the church from Igbeneghu, saying appropriate measures would be taken against him.
“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 in University of Lagos named Dr. 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 a holiness and Bible-believing Church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural act among our ministers. We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr. Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measure as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.
“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments,” the statement read.