The Nigerian doctor who slapped, flogged and asked a nurse to kneel at a hospital in Lagos has been arraigned

A doctor, who allegedly slapped, flogged, and asked a nurse to kneel down in a hospital (read here), was yesterday arraigned at an Epe Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

Dr Emmanuel Okolo, 35, was said to have assaulted nurse Dorcas Adeyara, 23, during an argument about a patient.

Police prosecutor Moses Oyekanmi told the court the accused committed the offence on Wednesday, June 20, at about 2 am, at Awoyaya Hospital in Ibeju-Lekki. The police charged Okolo, who lives in Epe, with a one-count charge of assault.

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Oyekanmi said Okolo queried Dorcas Adeyara about the state of a patient’s room, and during an argument, he slapped her, The Nation reports.

“My Lord, the accused caused bodily injury to the complainant. He slapped her just because she worked for him. He should be punished for it,” Oyekanmi said.

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After pleading not guilty,  Magistrate O. A. Fowowe-Erusiafe admitted him to bail at N50,000. She ordered that the sureties must be employed, with evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government.

Fowowe-Erusiafe adjourned the case till August 19 for trial.

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