The Foursquare Gospel Church has suspended Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, from all ministerial assignments.
The church made this known in a statement on Monday by its National Secretary, Ikechukwu Ugbaja.
Concise News had reported that in a documentary by the BBC, the pastor was caught on camera allegedly demanding for sex for grades.
In the 13-minute secret filming, the lecturer, who is with the Faculty of Arts, revealed how his colleagues demand for sex to pass UNILAG female students.
He disclosed further how his colleagues patronised UNILAG Staff club “cold room” to commit a series of atrocities on female students.
However, according to the statement, the church dissociated itself from Igbeneghu, saying appropriate measures would be taken against him.
The statement read: “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.
“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.”