Earlier this week, a former staff of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) was accused of sexual misconduct by a Facebook user, Funke Dezarn in the wake of Oprah Winfrey‘s explosive speech at the Golden Globe Awards.
The lecturer in question Francis Fakoya has since left the university and now works at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. After St. George’s University got wind of the issue, it released a statement via its Facebook page, promising to look into the issue and take appropriate action.
The statement read:
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.