Dr Francis Fakoya, a former lecturer at theme Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a student of St George University (SGU), Funke Dezarn.
In a viral post, Dezarn alleged that Fakoya who was her lecturer in the Anatomy Department of the University, failed her and other students that refused his sexual advances.
According to her, America’s Oprah Winfreh’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards on end to sexual harassment against women, spurred her to call out her former lecturer.
She wrote: “Oprah’s speech on Golden Globe tonight inspired me to post this.
“Dr Francis Andy Fakoya of Anatomy Department OAU, Ile-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 school authority has, however, issued a statement in response to the sexual harassment allegation, promising thorough investigation into the case.
“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,” the statement read.