Foursquare Gospel Church of Nigeria has ordered one of its Pastors, Boniface Igbeneghu to step down from all Ministerial Assignments following an expose by BBC.
Igbeneghu, a lecturer in the Faculty of Arts in the University of Lagos, was caught on camera sexually harassing an undercover BBC journalist who posed as an admission seeker.
In a statement on Monday, the church dissociated itself from the activities of Igbeneghu. 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 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.”