The Chief Medical Director of Ayodele Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Dr Ayodele Joseph, has said the female nurse he was accused of sedating and raping is his girlfriend.
Ayodele was reportedly performing an operation on the nurse in his hospital when the incident occurred.
The doctor allegedly sedated the patient, who is a professional nurse and eventually had sexual intercourse without her consent.
While parading the suspect, the State Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, 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.”
Odama said the suspect had earlier been arraigned for causing the death of one Nneka Akanike in his hospital.
He said the leadership of the state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) had been reached on the recent case, adding that security officers had been deployed to barricade the hospital premises.
The police boss said the medical doctor would be sued to court for rape at the conclusion of ongoing investigation.
However, Joseph, while denying the allegation, said the nurse was his girlfriend.
The doctor, who said the nurse was his employee and had been his girlfriend for eight years, described the allegation of rape as a set-up.
Joseph 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.”