The Police in Lagos have begun investigation into an alleged case of r@pe against the Medical Director of a fertility clinic, Sayemi Nature science Centre.
The suspect (names withheld) was alleged to s3xually taken advantage of one of his patients on Saturday April 9, 2016 at one of his centers in Ikeja area of Lagos State.
His accuser, one Mrs Funke (other names withheld) filed the complaint in her statement at the police station few days after the incident hoping to get justice. She claimed that the Doctor initially used a medical instrument called transducer to penetrate her before inserting his pen!s without her knowledge.
She only noticed when he was about to ejaculate.
Although this might sound unreal, the victim insisted she never consented to the act. Battling to control her tears, Mrs. Funke said that it was her quest to conceive that landed her in trouble.
In her words:
I have a 24 year old son and ever since, all efforts to get pregnant had failed. I have visited different hospitals and prayed endlessly for God to remember me. Luckily, I have an understanding husband who stood by me all these years.
I knew that I had to do anything possible to ensure that there are children in the house. This was how I picked interest in any programme that talks about fertility. Early in the month, I watched a health programme organized by the Doctor who is the founder of Sayemi Naturalscience Centre, Ikeja. During the programme, he explained that he had a natural way through which he could heal infertility. I was impressed and I decided to visit his clinic when he explained that my problem could be solved through dieting. Last Saturday, with the consent of my husband, I decided to pay him a visit. I bought their clinic card for N2000 and waited for my turn.
When I finally saw the doctor, I narrated my medical history and all the efforts that I had made to conceive. He assured me that his clinic would be my last bus stop but he would need to access my body through vaginal scan. I knew what vaginal scan meant. Immediately, I stretched my body on the table for examination.
Normally, you were expected to lie down and spread your legs widely apart. I trusted the doctor, so I never queried his method. He applied cream on my vagina and inserted the instrument used by doctors for normal vaginal scan. The only odd thing he did was to touch my clitoris and I tried to resist and he told me to calm down that this was a perfect process of inducing my hormones so that he could access my body well. At that point, I relaxed very well, closed my eyes and spread my legs because my focus was to get solution.
At a point, he removed the equipment and inserted it again but this time, it was much bigger. I believed that it was as a result of him fondling with my clitoris that made me to get carried away to the point that I could not tell that the stuff that was bigger inside me was actually his pen!s. It was the noise he made when he was about to ejaculate that drew my attention and I opened my eyes and lo and behold, he was actually having s3x with me instead of the scan.
I was shocked as well as embarrassed. I was terrified because I could not understand if this was the process. He quickly removed the condom and threw into the waste basket and started begging me to forgive him and allow him to proceed with the treatment. I left his office and complained to the nurse who was on duty and she said that it is not a new thing that the man is used to sleeping with most of his patients.
She asked me to forgive him that she would find a way to get the hospital compensate me so that the matter would be closed.
When asked why she did not scream or attack the doctor when she discovered what happened, Mrs. Funke said:
When I discovered what he did, I was terrified because I could not understand why he did that to me. I have heard of how people mysteriously die and my main concern was to leave his office alive, that was why I complained bitterly to the nurse.
When I got home, I told my husband what I went through and he asked me to formally report to the police. Heaven knows that I did not consent to the act. I only had faith in the doctor that he knew what he was doing. I am legally married and I am blessed with a great husband. That was why I confided in him. He was the one who encouraged me to be bold enough to report the matter to the police so that such a crime would not continue.
When the number on the hospital card presented by the woman was contacted, the person who answered the call admitted that he was indeed the Medical Director and queried if his accuser was not conscious or drugged when the alleged act took place. He thanked the reporter and assured that he would sort out the problem as soon as possible to avoid any scandal.
When the Doctor was called again on his mobile phone number on Thursday to react in details to the allegation, he initially feigned ignorance but later said he had no comment to make.
When the Lagos state police was contacted on the incident, their spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus said the command is already aware of the case and would act accordingly.