Police in Abuja are insisting that Dr. Nwachukwu is a serial rapist of his patients and he must be punished
Joshua Charles, August 26, 2016
Dr. Kalu Nwachukwu, 47, a consultant gynaecologist, has been in the police custody for alleged sexual molestation of his female patients.
Police said he administered sleep-inducing drugs on his female patients and then had intercourse with them at his Life Point Medical Centre in Utako, Abuja.
Police said he was arrested on August 4 after a report of “unethical conduct” was made against him.
“He confessed to have had sexual affairs with some of his female patients who come to him for treatment and consultation in his office and other locations,” a statement by the FCT police spokesman, Manzah Anjuguri said.
The statement by police said “Investigations also revealed that the suspect uses drugs to induce his victim in order to have intercourse with them. Therefore corroborating the allegations brought up against him."
Inclusive Press could not get in touch with Nwachukwu or any of his relatives.
Investigations confirmed that Nwachukwu has no record of unethical practice at the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria but the medical body which regulates medical doctors and dentists in Nigeria has kept mum over his ordeal.
However, the Commissioner of Police in Abuja, Mustafa Mohammed has raised an alarm over plans by four Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to scuttle the prosecution of the alleged serial rapist.
He vowed that cases of this nature would not be taken lightly as it would set a bad precedent for other persons who might be involved in such devilish act.
A fellow gynaecologist who did not want his name to be identified has questioned police’s account and wondered why Nwachukwu had been in detention since August 4.
“This is all just to taint his image and the medical professional,” the gynaecologist said. “What the police is saying seems not to be possible. What drugs did he use? How many drugs did he give them? Did they test any of the women to know what drug they were given, even if it happened?
“To do that, even if you could, you would have had to force a patient to take the drug. How would you do that in a consulting room in a hospital, busy with staff and patients all over the place? Then you wait for her to go to sleep before abusing her. And then she would wake up, reorganise herself and then drive home, by day or by night? The timeline is impossible.”
Meanwhile, Police has cautioned the public to ensure that they “carry out a thorough background check on the credibility” of doctors they engage as a personal or family physicians.