The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has suspended Dr Boniface Igbeneghu from all ministerial assignments for allegedly involving in a sex-for-grades scandal.
The lecturer’s employer, the University of Lagos, also suspended him earlier on Monday.
A statement by the National Secretary of the church, Rev Ikechukwu Ugbaja, on Monday, promised to investigate the allegation and take appropriate sanctions.
The statement reads: “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.”