The Central Bank of Sierra Leone has reportedly found evidence of sexual harassment by Rokel Bank Managing Director, Dr. Walter Ekundayo Gilpin against a female Legal Adviser.
Gleamer Newspaper reports on Twitter that the Governor has directed the board of ROKEL Bank to take disciplinary action against him by no later than 1st August 2022.
Earlier this year, the victim, Mrs. Margaret Davies told a special four-member investigating committee set up by the Board of Directors of the bank that, she was sexually harassed by the bank’s Managing Director, Dr. Walton Ekundayo Gilpin.
Dr. Gilpin however strongly denied the allegation levied against him.
But it emerged that Mrs. Davies has text message exchanges between the MD and herself. One of the text messages allegedly sent to her by the MD reads, “The CIA is trying to steal my penis…I need to find a place to hide it”. Lawyers for Mrs. Davies asked, “Would you consider that as work related, particularly when it is unsolicited and very much not appreciated?”.
Lawyers for Mrs. Davies at that time insisted that, their client stands by her complaint and has not and will never recant her allegation of sexual harassment against her boss, Walton Ekundayo Gilpin.