The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr Paul Odama, on Friday evening, paraded a middle-aged medical doctor, Ayodele Joseph, over alleged sedation and rape of a nurse while operating on the nurse in his hospital in Ilorin.
Joseph, the Chief Medical Director of Ayodele Hospital, Sawmill Area, Ilorin, was among the 13 suspects paraded before newsmen at the Police Headquarters.
Parading the suspects, Odama said that Joseph was one of the most dangerous medical practitioners in the state and warned people to be wary of patronizing him.
The police Commissioner said, “On the 5th of May, 2023, one female victim (name withheld) a nurse by profession reported to the Police that she went to Ayodele Hospital at NO. 290, Sawmill Area, Lagos Road, Ilorin for surgery, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Ayodele Joseph, during the treatment sedated the patient which led her to become unconscious.
“Before the sedation, fearing any mishap, the patient activated her telephone and placed it in a vantage position to record the surgery unknown to the doctor, before the expected surgery.
“She woke up from sleep after the surgery to find herself fully naked and when viewing the recorded video, she discovered that the said Dr. Ayodele Joseph had unlawful sexual intercourse with her while under sedation.
“Investigation led to the recovery of the video recording of the sexual activity of the said doctor on the victim which was also corroborated by the medical examinations conducted on the victim”, he said.
Odama continued, “This same suspect (Dr Ayodele Joseph) had recently been arraigned in court by the Police for the offences of Criminal Conspiracy, Negligent Conduct, Causing Hurt by Act Endangering life or Personal Safety of Others and Culpable Homicide arising from his unprofessional conduct resulting in the death of one Nneka Akanike ‘F’ in his hospital under questionable circumstances which led to him being charged to court.”
The police boss who said that the leadership of the state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association had been contacted on the case said that the hospital premises had been cordoned off adding that the medical doctor would be charged to court again for rape after the conclusion of the investigation.
However, Joseph denied the allegation of rape being levelled against him adding that the nurse he was alleged to have raped was his girlfriend.
The medical director who said that the nurse was his employee and had been his girlfriend for eight years described the alleged rape as a set-up by the nurse.
He confirmed that the nurse who was treated and operated on for utopic pregnancy in his hospital decided to set him up to extort money from him.
“She is my girlfriend and we have dated for eight years, I trained her as a nurse, I sponsored her to a School of Nursing in Lagos and I employed her, how can I rape a lady that I have had intercourse with several times, what else do I want to see in her body. She only wants to set me up to rip me off some money. Already, she has collected a substantial amount of money which is with her.
She had already collected about N500,000 from me on this issue and she is still demanding more money.