BBC journalist behind Sex For Grades documentary speaks up on death threats
According to the journalist, her major reason for going undercover to expose university lecturers those involved in the act was because she herself had been a victim of sexual harassment from some lecturers during her university days. And this was the reason why she did not graduate.
Since her story about lecturers and the use of their position to demand for sex from female students in order to favour them academically on Monday, she said she has started receiving death threats from some angry people but she is not scared because BBC is particular about the safety of their workers.
She tells Sahara Reporters:
“I have received subtle threats since this work was completed but I am not bothered because the BBC takes the security of employees seriously. Before embarking on this project, the team prayed a lot and also sang because it helped to calm the nerves, but I had to go through the training I received over and over again because I wanted to get it right. The bulk of the ritual I performed was reading, research and preparation. The biggest goal of this work was to be louder than the aggressor because sexual harassment is very loud. I wanted it to be silenced. I am happy that a lot is changing already since the documentary was released and I can confirm to you that one of the lecturers at the University of Lagos caught sexually harassing a prospective student has been dismissed by the institution. I believe it doesn’t stop there until there is a conviction. We have to break that culture of impunity”.