The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has asked Pastor Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and one of the head pastors of a local branch of its church, to step down from the pulpit after BBC documentary exposed his acts of sexual harassment on students. KanyiDaily had reported how Pastor Igbeneghu was captured on tape sexually harassing and demanding sex from a female admission seeker in BBC’s sex for grade undercover investigations. In a swift reacting, the Foursquare Gospel Church distanced itself from Pastor Igbeneghu and noted that they had ordered him to step down from all ministerial assignments in the church.
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 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.”