The Chief Medical Director of Ayodele Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Doctor Ayodele Joseph, has said the female nurse he was accused of having sedated and raped is his girlfriend who he said he trained in nursing school and thereafter employed in the hospital.
The doctor’s claim that he was the subject of blackmail from the nurse to whom he claimed he had already paid N500,000 came with the revelation of the video evidence of the alleged rape while the nurse was sedated.
GWG.ng reports that the incident occurred while Ayodele was performing an operation on the nurse in his hospital and had allegedly sedated her and had sexual intercourse with her 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.”
According to the police commissioner, the doctor had in the past been arraigned for causing the death of one Nneka Akanike in his hospital besides the new charge that he raped his nurse.
The doctor, however, denied the allegation against him as he insisted that the nurse was his girlfriend claiming that he was the subject of blackmail saying he could not have raped his girlfriend.
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.”