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Man hospitalis­ed after beating from wife

- From Mumini Abdulkaree­m, Ilorin From Eugene Agha Lagos

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Ayodele Hospital, Doctor Ayodele Joseph, has been charged for allegedly raping his patient in his hospital at the Sawmill Area of Ilorin in Kwara State.

Dr Joseph was arraigned on a two-count charge of gross indecency and rape contrary to Sections 285 and 283 of the Penal Code.

The police report tendered before the court revealed that the defendant, Dr Joseph sedated the patient, who is a nurse, and eventually had sexual intercours­e

A 56-year-old man, Edwin Ugwu, has recounted to an Ogba magistrate court in Lagos how his wife, Ebere, used to beat him up at the slightest provocatio­n.

The embattled husband said the constant battery got to its peak recently when his wife beat him to a coma and he was with her.

According to the report, the nurse went to the hospital for medical treatment when the doctor, who claimed to have 27 years’ experience in the medical field, took advantage of her under sedation.

The report reads in part: “Investigat­ion into the matter, rushed to the hospital.

The prosecutor, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, who said the couple resided on Lambe Iluyomade Street, Ago Okota area of Lagos, told the court that the couple had a disagreeme­nt which degenerate­d into a heated argument before the wife beat her husband which led to his hospitalis­ation. however, led to the recovery of a video recording containing sexual action of the defendant on the victim while a medical test also confirmed that the nurse was assaulted and raped.”

The prosecutor, Gbenga Ayeni, informed the court of the gravity of the offence and the motion attached to the police report seeking the remand of the suspect.

The Magistrate, Gbadeyan Jumoke Kamson, granted Ayeni’s prayer for remand and adjourned to May 18.

The wife pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of assault and battery and the prosecutor asked the court to give a date for hearing.

The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubenije, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to June 6.

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