The police have arrested a gynaecologist for allegedly drugging and raping some of his female patients In Abuja.
The alleged rapist, is a consultant gynaecologist at Life Point Medical Centre, Utako, Abuja.
The 47 year old doctor according to the police, usually drugs his victims before taking undue advantage of them.
The police also disclosed that some of the victims of the suspect are married women. The doctor is said to have had a child with one of his victims who is married.
The Police also alleged that some lawyers are trying to shield the accused from conviction.
Speaking about the suspect’s operation, the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, Muhammad Mustafa said: “On 4th of August, acting on report of the unethical conduct of one a consultant gynecologist who was reported to have been in the habit of taking undue advantage of his female patients who come to him for treatment or consultation in his office and other locations, Police operatives attached to the Command swung into action leading to the arrest of the suspect.
“In his statement, the suspect confessed to have had sexual affair with some of his female patients who come to him for treatment or consultation in his office and other locations.
The CP added: “Investigations also revealed that the suspect uses drugs to induce his victims in order to have intercourse with them, therefore corroborating the allegations brought up against him”.
On the present status of the suspect, CP Mustafa said: “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.”
On those trying to shield the suspect from conviction, the CP said: “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.”
The CP while urging members of the public to be careful said: “We seize this medium to advise members of the public to ensure they carryout thorough background check on the credibility of the doctors they intend to engage as their personal or family physician”.