Thursday, 12 May 2016

SHOCKING:-- Doctor asked patient to undress for him to insert an instrument but rather inserted something else

Doctor arrested for allegedly
molesting, impregnating
patient


– Victim had kept mum about incident after
its occurrence
– Police source says the ‘doctor’ admitted
to having an affair with the lady
– Informs that he has since been arrested
while investigation continues
– Anti-sexual violence team counsels ladies
on opening their private parts to male
doctors
A trado-medical doctor is presently under
investigation by the Isokoko police division,
Ayobo, Lagos for allegedly forcing a patient.
The lady, Funmilayo (pseudonym), who is a
26-year-old National Diploma holder from a
polytechnic in Lagos was said to have gotten
pregnant after the said act.
According to The Punch findings, the lady
was an ulcer patient in the Ipaja Ayobo area
of the state, who approached the
doctor’s Damola Healthcare for treatment on
her ailment.
But, the doctor, simply identified as Abiodun,
maneuvered the treatment and forcefully
slept with her, and when he discovered that
she had gotten pregnant from the act, asked
her to abort the pregnancy.
Funmilayo had been asked to pay N18,000
by Abiodun’s workers after prescribing some
herbal drugs for her treatment, and she
reportedly deposited N10,000
But when there was no improvement in her
situation, the lady requested to meet with
Abiodun for further counselling in January
2016. And after conducting some tests on
her, the doctor allegedly told her that she
had womb infections and she needed to be
further examined, giving her another date
(two days after) to come for proper
examination.
The lady, it was gathered, had gotten to the
hospital as early as 7am for fear of testing
to womb infection. The doctor reportedly
arrived at about 8am and invited Funmilayo
to his office, asking her to undress to have
her private parts examined.
It was during this period that the doctor
allegedly molested the lady and pleaded with
her not to disclose their affair to anybody.
But, according to a police source, the lady
could no longer keep the secret when in
February, she discovered that she was
pregnant and that the doctor had asked her
to carry out an abortion.
“The ‘doctor’ agreed he had an affair with her,
but he insisted that the victim should get rid
of the pregnancy. The lady insisted that she
would not risk her life to go for an abortion
since she was not promiscuous. When the
matter got to the Ayobo division, the ‘doctor’
was arrested and made to promise to take
care of the lady. But after he was granted bail,
the promise was not kept,” the police source
explained.
The victim also narrated her ordeal, saying:
“On that day, when he arrived, we went into
his office. He asked me to lie on the bed as
he would insert a rubber tool into my private
parts for examination. I did. My legs were far
apart. He did that for some minutes, and
suddenly I noticed he inserted his private
parts.



“I shouted, but the cleaner did not come in.
He stopped when he ejaculated. Immediately,
he began to apologise that he did not know
what came over him. I vowed not to return to
the centre. I did not tell anybody because I
thought I should just forget about it.
“It was in February that I found out I could not
menstruate. I went for a scan, but nothing
showed. By March, I went for another scan,
and it showed that I was pregnant for six
weeks and four days. When I informed him, he
suggested abortion, which I rejected. That was
how the trouble began.”
Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, the coordinator of the
Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence
Response Team (DSVRT) which has taken
up the case, also counseled female patients
to insist on having female nurses/
doctors around in the hospital room
whenever their private parts need to be
examined by a male doctor.
“This is a rape by a traditional doctor which
has now resulted in pregnancy. We requested
that the case be transferred to the Family
Support Unit of the Isokoko division from
Ayobo division. The Department of Public
Prosecutions has also requested the duplicate
case file. The DSVRT has referred the victim to
the OPD to get legal representation. She is
also being given antenatal care at the Mirabel
Centre.
“It must be emphasised that women must
ensure that a female nurse is in the
examination room whenever their private parts
are to be examined by a male doctor.If that
was done in this case, such sexual assault
would not have taken place,” she noted.
Confirming the incident, SP Dolapo Badmos,
the Lagos state police public relations
officer, noted that “The ‘doctor’ has been
arrested. The case is still under investigation.”
Recently, an unnamed lecturer at the
Federal Polytechnic, Bida, was been
suspended over allegations of rape leveled
against him.

The Punch reports that the lecturer in the
department of Public Administration, was
said to have been caught in the act and had
been alleged by several female students to
have committed the act.
Bala Elkana, the image maker of the Niger
state police command, confirmed the
incident, explaining that the randy lecturer
would remain in police custody until the end
of the investigation while the victim has
been receiving treatment at the school
medical’s centre.