A medical doctor who drugged and raped his female patients in an Abuja hospital has been arrested and remanded in prison.
Daily Trust reports that Dr. Nwachukwu was arrested after some of the victims reported to the police that he was in the habit of inducing them with drugs during tests and then raping them inside his office.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Mustafa Mohammed, while speaking at a press conference where he addressed the arrest of Dr. Nwachukwu, confirmed that the suspect had already confessed to the crime and has already been charged to court.
“Investigations also revealed that the suspect uses drugs to induce his victim 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.
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.”