A doctor practising in a hospital in Lekki, Lagos state, has been accused of assaulting a nurse working in the identical hospital.
Dr Emmanuel Okolo, 35, who works at Awoyaya Hospital and Maternity Centre, Ibeju Lekki, is alleged to have slapped nurse Dorcas Adeyera, 23, following a misunderstanding which stemmed from the therapy of a affected person rushed into the medical facility within the early hours of Monday.
Dr Okolo was opposed to the truth that the affected person, an accident sufferer, was admitted with out his consent and he blamed nurse Dorcas for it. He then ordered that the affected person and his household be requested to go away the hospital and instructed nurse Dorcas to observe via on the order.
In a report to the medical director of the hospital, nurse Dorcas mentioned she requested the affected person to go away the premises then left the scene. The affected person and his household did not go away as instructed and when the doctor came upon, he sought out nurse Dorcas and dragged her into his workplace.
As soon as in his workplace, he ordered the nurse to kneel down however she refused and this angered him, so he turned violent. She mentioned the doctor slapped her a number of occasions then unbuckled his belt, took it off, and used it to flog her a number of occasions whereas informing colleagues who tried to intervene that he isn’t the nurse’s mate.
Dorcas Adeyera added in her report: “He reached for the sphygmomanometer and was about utilizing it to hit my head when the safety males took it from his hand and one other spherical of slaps on my cheeks adopted. This time round, I fell on the ground and he began punching me.”
The nurse instructed Punch that she has reported the case to the police on the Elemoro division, including that she was handled on the Epe Common Hospital.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed that the case was reported to the command and efforts are being made to arrest and interrogate the doctor.