A trado-medical doctor, identified as, Abiodun, who allegedly raped and impregnated a 26-year-old patient that has ulcer in the Ipaja Ayobo area of Lagos state has been arrested by the state’s police command. He was arrested on Tuesday by Isokoko Police Division. The victim, who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State, and lives two streets away from Damola Healthcare operated by Abiodun, had in December 2015, gone to the place to complain about ulcer. Abiodun’s workers had prescribed some herbal drugs for the lady, telling her that she would pay N18,000 for comprehensive treatment. The victim reportedly deposited N10,000.
The lady did not notice any improvement and requested to meet with Abiodun for further counseling in January 2016. Abiodun was said to have taken over her treatment from his workers. The ‘doctor’ on January 17, after conducting some tests on the patient, allegedly told her that she had womb infections and she needed to be further examined, asking her to come back two days later by 9am.
On January 19, she returned to the hospital and the doctor allegedly asked her to undress to have her private parts examined. It was gathered that Abiodun, however, allegedly raped her, and thereafter begged the patient not to disclose the incident to anyone, Punch reports.
However, she reported the matter at the Ayobo Police Division, when she discovered in February 2016, that she was pregnant, and the ‘doctor’ allegedly told her to have an abortion.
The matter was later brought to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Alausa, which referred the victim to Mirabel Centre, Ikeja, for a checkup.
It was gathered that the DSVRT thereafter requested the matter to be transferred to the Isokoko division and the doctor was re-arrested.