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Sex For Mark: Four Square Church Suspends Pastor



The leadership of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has reacted to an allegation of sex for mark trailing one of its pastors,  Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu.

A year-long undercover investigation by the Africa Eye of BBC Nigeria led to the release of a 13 minute viral clip in which Dr. Igbeneghu was heard trying to groom a female undercover BBC reporter who pretended to be a  17 year-old girl seeking addmission.

In the video which has since gone viral, the lecturer at the Faculty of Arts in Unilag, and the current sub-dean was heard boasting that though in his 50s, all he need to get a 17 year-old girl was to throw money at her and to sweet talk her.

A statement signed by the National Secretary of Foursquare in Nigeria,  Rev. Ikechukwu Ugbaja said that the church does not condone with such heinous and unscriptural act among its ministers.

“The general public is hereby informed that as a holiness and Bible-beliving church,  we do not condone with such heinous and unscriptural act among its ministers. We totally disassociate ourselves from the purported conduct of  Dr. Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measure as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.”

Further, the statement said that Dr. Igbeneghu has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.

The sex for mark documentry  documents the sexual harassment behaviour of some lecturers at two Universities namely University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.

In the 13-minute video released on Monday, October 7, Dr Igbenuhue was heard in one of the discreetly recorded videos telling an 17-year-old admission seeker to switch off the light so he could kiss her.

“Switch off that light, I’ll kiss you for a minute,” he said.

Dr. Igbeneghu also questioned the undercover journalist about her age and sexual life.

“Everything that we discussed here, be assured that your mother will not hear and anything that happens between me and you, nobody will hear about it,” Boniface told the young undercover journalist.

The documentary team stated that scores of students had alleged that Boniface harassed them, hence they decided to investigate him.

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