Some Nigerian media outlets have reported that the University of Lagos (UNILAG) lecturer caught up in the BBC Africa Eye ‘Sex for Grades’ expose has been hospitalized following a suicide attempt on Monday night.
The viral documentary caught Dr. Boniface, a lecturer at UNILAG who doubled as a pastor at Foursquare Gospel Church asking for sexual favours from an undercover journalist who posed as a 17-year-old minor seeking admission in the school.
UNILAG did not hesitate to suspend Dr Boniface as did the Foursquare Gospel Church.
”Boniface Igbenehue attempted suicide last night & is currently in Reddington hospital, under supervision. We need him alive to face the university’s disciplinary panel & be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Nigerians have now reacted saying, he must live to face the law,” the Nigerian news portal quoted a twitter user with over 10,000 followers.
A reputable Nigerian website, Naijaland.com reported that a close family friend of Dr Boniface confirmed the attempted suicide story.
Dr. Boniface was reportedly found almost lifeless on the floor in the late hours of Monday evening with bubbles in his mouth before he was rushed to Reddington Hospital.