Who is deserving of the credits for British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) exposè on sex-for-grades in some West African institutions has become a subject of controversy with insinuations that one of the reporters was not acknowledged despite her vital contribution to its production.
The traumatised reporter, Ogechi Obidiebube, however, attempted to take her life on Sunday by taking a poisonous substance. She has been rescued and currently receiving treatment at a hospital, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
The 54-minute documentary released in 2019 chronicled how academics target the most vulnerable female students – those struggling with studies, seeking admission or in search of mentors – to have sex with them.
Through the use of secret cameras, undercover reporters of the BBC Africa Eye team captured the dialogues of four predatory lecturers from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the University of Ghana, as they attempted to cajole and manipulate the undercover journalists into engaging in sexual acts with them.