A Kwara-based medical Doctor and the Chief Medical Director of Ayodele Hospital, Sawmill Area, Ilorin, Joseph Ayodele, has denied the allegation of raping a nurse while operating on her in his hospital in Ilorin.
He said the lady is his girlfriend and she was being treated and operated on for utopic pregnancy in his hospital, adding that she decided to set him up to extort money from him.
Ayodele said this while being paraded by the Kwara State Police Command alongside 13 other suspects, before newsmen at the Police Headquarters on Friday.
According to him, the nurse was his employee and has been his girlfriend for eight years.
“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. 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.”
Earlier, the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr Paul Odama, described Ayodele as one of the most dangerous medical practitioners in the state and warned people to be wary of him.
The CP 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 becoming 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.
Speaking further, Odama said, “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.”
He further noted that the branch of the Nigeria Medical Association had been contacted on the case and that the hospital premises had been cordoned off, adding that the medical doctor will be charged again for rape after the conclusion of the investigation.