Kwara medical director accused of raping nurse calls victim girlfriend
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr Paul Odama, on Friday, paraded a medical doctor, Ayodele Joseph, for allegedly sedating and raping a nurse.
The suspect was reportedly performing an operation on the nurse in his hospital in Ilorin, Kwara State, when the incident happened.
Joseph, the Chief Medical Director of Ayodele Hospital, Sawmill, Ilorin, was among 13 suspects paraded before journalists at the police headquarters.
The CP said, “On May 5, 2023, a female victim (name withheld), a nurse by profession, reported to the police that she went to Ayodele Hospital at 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 action of the said doctor on the victim, which was also corroborated by the medical examination conducted on the victim.”
The police boss said the suspect had earlier been arraigned for causing the death of one Nneka Akanike in his hospital.
He noted that the leadership of the state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association had been contacted on the recent case, adding that his hospital premises had been condoned off.
Odama said the medical doctor would be charged with rape at the conclusion of ongoing investigation.
However, Joseph denied the allegation, saying the nurse was his girlfriend.
The director, who said the nurse was his employee and had been his girlfriend for eight years, described the allegation of rape as a set-up.
He said, “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 wanted to set me up to rip me of some money. Already, she has collected a substantial amount of money, which is with her. She has already collected about N500,000 from me on this issue and she is still demanding more money.”