- Mother of BBC undercover reporter, Kiki Mordi, has reacted
- Kiki's mother in a WhatsApp message said she is proud of her
- A video documentary by Kiki and her team had exposed illicit acts by some lecturers of Nigerian and Ghanaian universities
Barely twenty-hours after her daughter, Kiki Mordi, exposed lecturers of University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG) through a video documentary, the mother of the BBC undercover reporter has reacted.
Vanguard reports that the mother through a WhatsApp message said she was glad about her daughter's outstanding performance that led to the revelation.
Legit.ng gathered that Kiki said her mother sent her a message, reading: “I’m so glad and proud of you."
It would be recalled that the documentary exposed a senior lecturer and former sub-dean in the faculty of Art, UNILAG, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, who made sensual advances towards an ‘assumed 17-year-old girl’, seeking admission in the prestigious university.
The undercover journalist presented herself as being a 17-year-old secondary school graduate which is below the legal age of consent both in Lagos state and in the country.
The lecturer invited her to his office for a number of tutorials. As a safety measure, the decoy has a panic button with her that alerts her colleagues in case of any danger.
After the video went viral, some concerned Nigerians, including Atiku Abubakar, took to their social media platforms to strongly condemn the act of female harassment, while some shared their encounters with lecturers in different Nigerian universities.
Atiku condemned the illicit act, describing it as an unacceptable act which requires systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour.
Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the 9th House of Representatives, took to his Twitter account to appreciate BBC Africa for exposing the activities of lecturers in Universities.
He said: “We owe a debt of gratitude to the BBC Africa journalists whose efforts have exposed this scourge. Their efforts are a reminder of what can be achieved when good people say enough is enough and act to make it so.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Nigerian lecturer at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Professor Okwechime Emmanuel, defended fellow lecturers after the documentary surfaced.
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