Sex For Grades: Rapper Falz, Civil Rights Group, Reveal What Must Be Done To Curb Sexual Misconducts By Lecturers

Nigerian rapper/actor, Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, and a civil rights group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, have reacted to the video of UNILAG lecturer, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a former sub-dean of Faculty of Art and head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church caught on camera allegedly demanding sex from a lady seeking admission.

Dr Igbeneghu’s advances were captured in a 13-minute video by BBC Africa, courtesy of an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, who disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker.

The 13-minute documentary, which focused on the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the University of Ghana, exposed sexual harassment in public institutions (Read Here). Igbeneghu had disclosed in the video that there is a place lecturers take female students to have fun – UNILAG Staff Club. “They call the place cold room,” he said.

The explosive video has since stirred reactions from Nigerians, especially students, as some narrated past horrible experiences from lecturers on social media pages.

Reacting to the documentary, Falz, who in January talked about how he hates transactional sex during the launch of his album ‘Moral Instruction’, revealed what all young Nigerians must do to curb the horrible act.

According to him, this is not a time for baseless hating but a time to work together to fight against the system which allows women to be taken advantage of. He also explained that he would never go silent when it comes to any case of sexual abuse. He then urged Nigerians to start speaking up against all forms of sexual abuse. He tweeted:

”I don’t think this is a time for baseless animosity. I have and will always speak up against all forms of sexual abuse. Yesterday, today, tomorrow. What we should be doing is working together to get rid of this dysfunctional system that allows women to be taken advantage of.”

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HURIWA on the other hand called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANA) to tackle the incidence of ‘sexual violations’ of admission seekers and students

The group, while condemning the university authorities for failing to rein the rampaging group of bullies in the guise of lecturers who have continued to rape female students in exchange for grades and admission added that sexual harassment of females and males in schools have reached an epidemic dimension demanding comprehensive national panacea.

It, however, proposed the introduction of legislation to stipulate the chemical castration of rapists convicted for violating the dignity of children, DailyPost gathers.

The group said that the proposal for the new law has been sent to the Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami; Minister of Women Affairs Mrs. Pauline Tallen; Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila. The group said:

“In Nigeria rape is unlawful carnal knowledge of a female by a male. It could be non-consensual sex with an adult female or carnal knowledge of a female child or minor. On the other hand Chemical castration is the use of anaphrodisiac drugs to lower sexual drive.

It does not involve removing a person’s testicles like surgical castration but only the use of drugs delivered by injection to render the testicles irrelevant. According to the American Journal of Criminal Law, 1990, chemical castration “reduces the production and effects of testosterone, thus diminishing the compulsive sexual fantasy. Formerly inconsistent and commanding urges can be voluntarily controlled.

Chemical castration is legal in 8 States of USA although not all States make the treatment mandatory. In 1996 California became the first US State to legalize it by requiring mandatory treatment for repeat sex offenders but discretionary injections for first time offenders.

Florida and Texas followed suit but in the latter State, the offender must be at least 21 years of age. In Iowa, chemical castration is allowed in all cases of serious sex offences. In Louisiana, judges can sentence convicted rapists to chemical castration.

The State of Alabama law passed in 2019 requires, as a condition of parole, that convicted sex offender of a child under the age of 13 undergo the treatment which will continue until a court rules otherwise.

In Canada, the courts cannot order offenders to undergo chemical castration – they can only impose psychiatric treatment, which can include the use of anti-libido medication. In 2006, the Canadian Court of Appeal ruled it constitutional for the National Parole Board to require that recidivist sex offenders, if found to be long-term offenders, be chemically castrated as conditions of release.”

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HURIWA added that there was need to put in place sustainable regime of legal frameworks to confront the hydraheded monster of sexual harassment of female students and admission seekers by lecturers.

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