A consultant gynecologist at the Life Point Medical Centre, Utako, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja has been arrested for allegedly drugging and raping some of his female patients in Abuja.
The 47-year-old unnamed doctor reportedly confessed to drugging some of his patients before having sex with them.
Confirming the incident to newsmen on Monday, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP, Muhammad Mustafa said police operatives attached to the Command swung into action and arrested the suspect on August 4.
The CP noted that the officers acted on the report of the unethical conduct of the consultant gynecologist who was reported to have been in the habit of taking undue advantage of his female patients who come to him for treatment or consultation in his office and other locations.
Mustafa said, “Investigations revealed that the suspect uses drugs to induce his victims in order to have intercourse with them, therefore corroborating the allegations brought up against him.
“The suspect, in his statement, confessed to having had sexual affair with some of his female patients who come to him for treatment or consultation in his office and other locations.
“He is presently in prison. He has to be stripped of his license and as part of our investigation.
“We have written to Nigeria Medical and Dental Council, NMDC and he has been arraigned in court,” the CP said, adding that some lawyers are trying to shield the accused from conviction.
According to him, “I learnt that four Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN, are trying to take him away from the prison but we are going to do our very best to gain conviction because it is a very serious case of somebody abusing the ethics of his profession.
“We seize this medium to advise members of the public to ensure they carry out a thorough background check on the credibility of the doctors they intend to engage as their personal or family physician.
“Some of the victims of the suspect are married women and the doctor is said to have had a child with one of his victims who is married,” Mustafa noted.