Legon lecturer fingered in “Sex for grade” scandal to sue BBC

Political science lecturer Professor Ransford Gyampo of the Nations premier University, the University of Ghana has in a letter revealed his intention to sue BBC Africa over their documentary.

According to the lecturer in a short response sent out on various students’ platforms of the noble institution, he made mention of the fact that video was just a ploy by his enemies to tarnish his hard-earned reputation over the years as a University lecturer.

He went on in his response to reveal that the said lady captured in the video was not his student and even a student of the University of Ghana so he doesn’t see why the BBC would say he is exchanging sex for grades when he knows very well the person in question is not from his institution.

Below is the communique sent out on some students’ platform of the University of Ghana.

Gh Prof. Yaw Gyampo writes……..

Good Afternoon Folks,

  1. I have been counseled to be silent on a matter of entrapment masterminded by a certain unscrupulous people, with the aid of BBC (African Eye) against me.

  2. Unfortunately, my students this afternoon also insisted that I say something to clear the air. I am grateful to them for the support they showed  me this afternoon. I am grateful to all my friends for the numerous phone calls and messages to show solidarity. For my haters who were expecting to see a worst video, and actually texted to rejoice over what they think is going to be my downfall, I forgive them

  3. I  have a lot to say about this matter. But I am suing the BBC for defamation tomorrow, so I will keep some of the facts to myself for now.

  4. Let me state however, that I have not involved myself in the BBC’s so-called sex for grades and will never do so. Their own video documentary evidence could not establish this. I am aware of my University’s Sexual Harassment Policy and I have always adhered to its dogmas.

  5. The lady involved in my informal conversation, was not my student and she wasnt also a student from the University of Ghana where I teach. I therefore cannot decipher how I could manipulate the grade of a non-student. The BBC ignored all her contributions to our conversation. They ignored all her messages she sent to me. They ignored my objections and letters written to refute their allegations. They also edited the video to suit their purpose.

  6. While I prepare to sue the BBC for carrying out the most bogus and unprofessional piece of documentary in the world so far, I wish to remind them that Ghana and for that matter, Africa, has long thrown out the yoke of colonialism.

  7. We are an independent continent with our own institutions that can handle internal matters. There cannot be much talk about strengthening institutions when they are blatantly prevented from doing their work by needless intruders like the BBC. The University of Ghana where I teach, has credible outfit and mechanisms for dealing with matters of harassment. Why did the BBC refused to encourage the one harassed to report the matter? Sexual harassment is also a criminal matter. Why has the BBC refused to report the matter?

  8. I am aware of those behind this, just for the purposes of gagging me. But I wish to assure them that I remain Yaw Gyampo. I wont be silenced. Their worst may be to kill me. But in as much as I love my family, I wont be scared to die in the course of keeping regimes on their toes, without malice, just for the purposes of shaping our governance landscape.

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I have not engaged in any so-called sex for grades and I will stay true to my calling in doing my best for God, students and country.

Yaw Gyampo

A31, Prabiw

PAV Ansah Street

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Qwame is currently a student of the University of Ghana where he is pursuing a degree in Public Administration. He is a delighted Staff at Ghpage gratefully working hard to cause a change in the world. Loves to read, play football, video games, and researching at his spare time.