Kwara police parade medical doctor for rape, others, for theft, ritual, cultism

By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin

Operatives of the Kwara State Police Command have arrested a medical doctor, Joseph Ayodele for allegedly sedating and have carnal knowledge of a nurse in his private hospital in Ilorin.

Dr Ayodele a consultant, who has been practicing for about 27 years was caught on camera having sexual intercourse with the nurse.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Paul Odama, while parading the suspect and others at the police headquarters in Ilorin on Friday disclosed that the allegation level against the doctor was not the first of its kind.

“On the 5th of May, 2023, one female victim (name withheld) a nurse by profession reported to the Police that she went to Ayodele Hospital at No. 290, Sawmill Area, Lagos Road, Ilorin for surgery.

“The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, one Dr. Ayodele Joseph during the treatment sedated the patient which led her to become unconscious. Before the sedation, fearing any mishap, the patient activated her telephone and placed in a vantage position to record the surgery unknown to the doctor, before the expected surgery.

“She woke up from sleep after the surgery to find herself fully naked, and when viewing the recorded video, she discovered that the said Dr. Ayodele Joseph had an unlawful sexual intercourse with her while under sedation. 

“Investigation led to the recovery of the video recording of the sexual action of the said doctor on the victim which was also corroborated by the medical examinations conducted on the victim,” he said.

The police boss said the suspect had of recent been arraigned in court by the Police for the offences of criminal conspiracy, negligent conduct and culpable homicide, arising from his unprofessional conduct resulting in the death of one Nneka Akanike in his hospital under a questionable circumstances. 

The commissioner said he would be charged to court again for rape after conclusion of the ongoing investigation.

Other suspects paraded were Olaoye Oladapo and Isaac Idowu and two others for snatching a Volkswagen Golf 3 at gun point while having mask on at Amala place along Fate road Ilorin.

Also, Aluku Ridwan, Kabiru Fatai, Saadu Alubu, Aminah Muhammed and Zainab Lawal were paraded for allegedly belonging to cult and being members of a gang of thieves and in possession of dried weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, quantity of hard drugs suspected to be ‘ICE’ and two knives 

Similarly, acting on an actionable intelligence, the duo of Adeniyi Wasiu (27) and Habeeb Morufu (27) were arrested at about 1100hrs on 10 May, 2023 at Alao Farm area of Tanke Oke Ogun Ilorin by operatives attached to Anti-Narcotics section of the command.

During investigation, the residence of the suspects was searched and items such as weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, some sachets of Tramadol, eight bottles of codeine syrup, some sachets of ICE, one sachet of Refnol, some sachets of Colorado, some sachets of Skunk were recovered.

He said on interrogation, the suspects confessed to be the owners and that they sell the drugs to students and interested members of the public. 

Odama noted that effort is ongoing to arrest others at large as the suspects would be transferred to NDLEA for conclusive investigation and prosecution.

The police also arrested one Mahmud Abdulraheem of Egbejila, Ilorin (herbalist), Abubakar Bamidele and Odekunle Fawad both from Lagos suspected to be ritualists.

‘While on intelligence patrol of the metropolis, OC CP Monitoring section and his team around General roundabout accosted the above named suspects who were already in a commercial vehicle on transit to Lagos.

“On body search, assorted charms and other fetish items suspected to be for ritual purposes were recovered from them. Upon interrogation, it was revealed that the second and third suspects came from Lagos to Ilorin to meet the first suspect who is a herbalist to do money making charms for them. It was also confirmed that the two suspects from Lagos are internet fraudsters popularly called Yahoo boys. They were on their way to Lagos to complete the money making ritual process before they were arrested. 

“The suspects would be charged to court after investigation,” Odama said.

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