At the advent of sex for grades video by BBC and the lecturers involved in it’s first released on its first video documentary has threatened to sue BBC for defamation.
The Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana (UG), Professor Ransford Gyampo, in a radio interview with Accra based Citi FM on Monday, Professor Gyampo denied abusing his power to make sexual advances towards students
Professor Gyampo was allegedly implicated in the “sex for grades” investigations carried out by BBC Africa Eye.
“You’ve also seen the video, have you seen anything called sex for grades [in the video]. How can you engage in so-called sex for grade relationship with somebody who is not a student in the first place…, I didn’t see anything like that [in the video] and I have not done anything like that,” he said in the radio interview with Citi FM.Professor Gyampo, who is also the Head of European Studies at the university, according to the BBC report allegedly requested to marry one of the BBC reporters who posed as a student seeking academic favours.
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 [alleged] inappropriate demands.”
In the report, he also allegedly requested to kiss the reporter.
Professor told Citi FM that the video was aimed at tarnishing his image.
He said he will take legal action against the BBC.