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Doctor who allegedly slapped nurse arraigned.

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Doctor who allegedly slapped nurse arraigned.

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:25 am

A 35-year-old medical doctor, Emmanuel Okolo, who allegedly slapped a nurse working in his hospital, was on Thursday brought before an Epe Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

Police Prosecutor Moses Oyekanmi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Wednesday, at 2 am at Awoyaya hospital in Ibeju-Lekki.

The police charged Okolo, who lives at Epe with assault.


Oyekanmi said Okolo argued with Dorcas Adeyara, who was a resident nurse in his hospital over the state of a patient’s room and during the course of the argument, he slapped her across her face.

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

The offence contravened section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. (Revised)

The offence of assault attracts three years’ jail term.

After he pleaded not guilty, Magistrate O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, admitted him to bail in the sum of N50, 000.

She ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Fowowe-Erusiafe adjourned the case until Aug. 19 for trial.

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Re: Doctor who allegedly slapped nurse arraigned.

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:03 am

Update
Violent Doctor Finally Arrainged in court, Denies Ever Assaulting Nurse.

Yesterday 19th of July 2018 , the court hearing of NURSE Adeyera Dorcas against Doctor Emmanuel Okolo took place at the Magistrate court In Epe.

The Accused, Dr Okolo denied ever laying his hands on Nurse Adeyera. He said he was only angry that nurse Adeyera received a patient without informing him.

He also claimed prior to this, Nurse Adeyera has been very rude to him for calling off their relationship and rejecting her sexual advances.

The accused lawyer claimed all effort to settle the case outside court has been abortive.

During the hearing, the judge asked the plantiff Nurse Adeyera what does she want ; an eye for an eye or Justice with mercy? She said appropriate justice.

She further said she reported the case to the medical director of the hospital, but nothing was done about it. Two days after the incident, she decided to report to the police.

She said Dr okolo has not been remorseful about the incident so far after he slapped her and flogged her with his belt.

However, the judge implored them to settle the case out of court as they are both young and still have a long way to go.

After the court hearing, Dr okolo relatives were seen begging the plantiff and NANNM officials profusely to please settle the case out of court.

Mrs Adeyera, mother of the plantiff during an interview with Nurses on Air after the court hearing said, the judge is yet to give her judgement, and what Dorcas is seeking is appropriate Justice that needs to be given to someone that assaulted a co-worker in workplace.

She said Dorcas is a registered nurse and was employed just the way the doctor was employed, he has no right to assault her at work.

She also appreciated all the nurses in Nigeria and abroad for their unwavering support since the case was brought to court.

Comrade Nurse Olayinka Aina, Chairman, Lagos State Nurses Forum, in an interview with Nurses on Air also appreciated all the nurses that came out to support.

She said this is the first time a nurse being Assaulted is taking the case to the court, there has been several cases but the offender has never been punished by law and hope this will be a lesson to other members of the health team to put a stop to Workplace Violence.

The case has now been adjourned to the 15th of August 2018.

Watch out for the audio excerpt on Nurses On Air show this coming Monday.

Attached are picture excerpts from the court
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