Francis Fakoya, a Nigerian lecturer at St. George’s University (SGU), a private institution in Grenada, West Indies, might land in trouble if indicted in the ongoing investigation of sexual misconduct.
Fakoya was a lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state.
Earlier in the week, one Funke Dezarn, a former student of OAU, accused Fakoya of sexual misconduct.
She spoke after listening to Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globe Award. Winfrey had inspired women to speak up.
Dezarn alleged that Fakoya was her lecturer in the anatomy department at OAU, and had failed students, including her, that “refused his sexual advances”.
She claimed Fakoya was in the habit of targeting female students who turned him down. Some of Deazrn’s colleagues also said negative things about the lecturer while commenting on her post.
Fakoya’s present employer got wind of the allegation and decided to respond.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the university promised to look into the issue and take appropriate action.
The statement reads: “St. George’s University (SGU) has been made aware of allegations against a member of its faculty, while previously employed by a university in Nigeria.
“At SGU, we take all allegations of sexual misconduct very seriously.In light of these allegations, a thorough investigation into this matter has been initiated and appropriate action will be taken.”
Deazrn’s post is reproduced below:
Oprah’s speech on Golden Globe tonight inspired me to post this.
Dr. Francis Andy Fakoya of Anatomy Department OAU Ife-Ife, Nigeria, you destroyed many young lives through your sexual harassments.
As that was not enough, you used your power as a teacher to Medical Students, to fail any student that refused you.
Some of the student victims repeated the class, some like me were lucky to have just a resit, while some were thrown out of Medical school.
I chose to say NO to you and you failed me in Anatomy 2 times (Part 2 and Part 3), which are the only failures I have on my transcript!!! I remember your words to me both times, a day before both exams,
Agree to sleep with me or you fail and resit the exam”.
Wherever you are tonight, for all the lives you affected negatively,TIME’S UP!!!#metoo #Goldenglobe #Timesup #Oprahthankyou.
Pls share this post as many times as can until this message gets to him! He destroyed too many lives.