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Sex for grades Journalist: Kiki Mordi receives death threats

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Edwin Eriye

The British Broadcasting Commission Journalist, Kiki Mordi, responsible for exposing the sexual harassment of female students by their lecturers in West African Universities, said she has received subtle threats since the report went viral.

Kiki Mordi, who was inspired by her personal experience which impelled her to drop out of the University, stated that she is not bothered by the threats.

“I have received subtle threats since this work was completed, but am not bothered because the BBC takes the security of employees seriously.

“Before embarking on this project, our team prayed and also sang as it helped to calm nerves, I also went through training over and over again because I wanted to get it right.

“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 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”, Kiki said.

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