St. George’s University is investigating a complaint that former staff of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Francis Fakoya who now works at St. George’s University a private international university in Grenada, West Indies sexually harassed a female student Funke Dezarn back in OAU.
Funke Dezarn wrote;
“Oprah’s speech on Golden Globe tonight inspired me to post this.
“Dr.Med.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.”
The lecturer Dr Francis Andy Fakoya used to lecture at the Anatomy Department OAU Ife-Ife.
Funke Dezarn who was a medical student at the time, said she was motivated to step forward after Oprah Winfrey‘s explosive speech at the Golden Globe Awards.
According to a statement by St. George’s University on Facebook;
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.