Kiki Mordi, the BBC journalist responsible for the undercover investigation into sexual harassment in West African universities particularly Ghana and Nigeria, says she has received subtle threats since the widely applauded documentary on sex-for-grade went viral.
KanyiDaily had reported how Mordi and other undercover female journalists secretly filmed randy lecturers at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the University of Ghana trying to use their positions to demand sex from young ladies in order to favour them academically.
During a chat with Sahara Reporters, Mordi disclosed that some unscrupulous people have started threatening her about her investigation which took her almost two years to complete.
The documentary was inspired by her personal experience which saw her dropping out of the University and yet to become a graduate.
Mordi, however, said she is not bothered by those threats because the BBC takes the security of employees very seriously. She said:
“I have received subtle threats since this work was completed but I am not bothered because the BBC takes the security of employees seriously.
“Before embarking on this project, the team prayed a lot and also sang because it helped to calm the nerves. But I had to go through the trainings I received over and over again because I wanted to get it right.
“The biggest goal of this work was to be louder than the aggressor because sexual harassment is very loud. I wanted it to be silenced.
“I am happy that a lot is changing already since the documentary was release and I can confirm to you that one of the lecturers at the University of Lagos 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.”