The Head of European Studies at the University of Ghana (UG), Professor Ransford Edward Gyampo, who has been implicated in the latest ‘Sex for grades’ investigative documentary of the BBC Africa Eye has hinted at suing the British media house.
Prof Gyampo was seen making what the documentary described as “numerous inappropriate demands” from the BBC reporter who posed as a student of the University of Ghana.
The secret video recordings also captured Prof Gyampo allegedly asking the undercover reporter’s hand in marriage in exchange for academic favours.
Prof Gyampo also allegedly asked for a kiss from the reporter in an excerpt of the documentary published on BBC Somalia’s Twitter handle.
The BBC also reports that Prof Gyampo refuted the accusations against him, citing entrapment.
Responding to the allegations after the excerpts of the video went viral, Prof Gyampo said: “My lawyers have prepared my suit even long before they aired, you saw the documentary. So, tomorrow morning, we will sue them [BBC] and go to court”
According to the lecturer, the “BBC must sit up, otherwise, they are as useless as any other media outlet that is not worth its salt”.
In his opinion: “The BBC of yesteryears that was independent and looks into matters from all angles is now the BBC of a few people who are paid by some politicians who do not like people who are independent-minded. They get paid and they get pushed to do their bidding”.
On the allegations of sexual misconduct, the lecturer said: “I have not slept with her and I didn’t sleep with her. I didn’t touch her; I haven’t done anything untoward”.
He continued: “I don’t care, once I haven’t done what they said I have done, my conscience is clean. I will continue to do what I know how to do best; I will teach, treat my students with love and respect, I will say my mind on all national issues at all times, damn the consequences”.
“I don’t care about them [BBC], I care about my nation – Ghana – I will continue to live a life of ingenuity and serve my nation”.