A Professor and senior lecturer at the Political Science department at the University of Ghana (UG), Ransford Gyampo has stated that he will initiate a legal action against the BBC over its “Sex for grades” documentary.
Prof. Gyampo who is also the head of the European Studies at the university was seen and heard in the BBC documentary which mentions him as one of the lecturers who offer grades to students in exchange for sex.
In excerpts of the video released on BBC Somalia’s Facebook page, Professor Gyampo persuaded the reporter to meet him at the mall where he was caught on camera making “numerous inappropriate demands.”
The lead reporter in the exposé, Kiki Mordi, said she was also a victim of sexual harassment when she was in school.
But in an interview with Citi FM, Professor Gyampo vehemently denied the allegations stating that nowhere in the video did he demand sex for grades.
He added that it is wrong for the BBC to claim that he was demanding sex from someone who is not yet a student of the university.
“I didn’t see anything like that [in the video] and I have not done anything like that…in my initial response to the BBC I said I would leave the matter to God and their conscience…but…this is a clear case of defamation and have spoken to my lawyers,” Prof. Gyampo said.
Another lecturer at the University’s College Of Education, Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor, has been also implicated in the investigative piece.
The full video is yet to be released by the BBC.