A medical doctor working with Yola Specialist hospital, Dr. Philip T. Duru was reportedly arraigned before the Yola Chief Magistrate Court 1 for allegedly raping a married patient.
According to the police prosecutor, the medical doctor after examining the victim who happens to be a married woman in his private clinic/ laboratory which is near the Specialist hospital raped her, contrary to section 64 and 260 of the panel code.
The presiding magistrate Aliyu Bawuro after preliminary hearing the case adjourned to 26th November 2020 for further hearing.
During the court presiding officials of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) FIDA had watching brief as the magistrate ordered that the suspect be remanded in the correctional service, Yolde Pate in Yola.
When contacted police spokesman in the state, DSP Suleiman Nguroje said that ‘’Actually, it’s true, the matter was reported to police through a complaint made by the victim that on a fateful day she and her husband visited the hospital where she met the doctor concerned about some health challenges that have to do with her.
‘’After he places her on some medical tests, and he decided to make some checking, eventually, he alleged that she had penetration into her, which she believes the man applied tactics in penetrating her and that’s what prompted her to report the matter.
‘’ And immediately the police after receiving the report, they swung into action by inviting the suspect who was given ample opportunity to give us his side of the story, knowing fully that the investigation is still ongoing and decided to arraign him before a court while we await the outcome of the investigation.
‘’ The Command is doing everything legally possible to gather both human and material pieces of evidence that will help the Command to establish the offense leveled against him.
‘’Notwithstanding, he equally has rights to raise all his defenses to earn his freedom and the matter as I am talking to you is before the Chief Magistrate court while investigation still going on.
In the meantime, efforts to get the state chairman of Nigeria Medical Association proved abortive as management of Yola Specialist hospital declined to comment.
Second KDSG Security Update: Wednesday 5th May 2021
KDSG rejoices with freed Afaka students
The Kaduna State Police Command has reported to the Kaduna State Government, the release of the remaining students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization.
The government rejoices with the freed students, their families and the management of the institution over this development.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai charged them to view their ordeal as a motivator to put the past behind and work hard towards a happier and successful future ahead.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
Unknown Gunmen Kidnap NUJ Member In Yola
A news editor with the Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Yola Mrs Amra Ahmed Diska has been kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday by unknown gunmen.
The victim who is a nursing mother only resumed work recently after a mertanity leave.
Investigations revealed that the gun men numbering about 15 with dangerous weapons invaded the residence of the victim at Mbamba in Yola South local government area and whisked her away.
The kidnappers upon their arrival into the residence, broke the sitting room door and gained access into the bedroom asking the whereabout of the husband of the victim.
In the absence of the husband, the gunmen kidnapped the wife leaving behind her six-month-old baby.
FCT not under attack, says police.
The Nigeria Police Force has said the Federal Capital Territory is not under attack by Boko Haram terrorists as purported on social media.
This is according to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, for the FCT Police Command.
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, urged residents to remain calm and ensure they verify any information before circulating it to avoid creating panic among members of the public.
The statement read, “The attention of the FCT Joint Security Team has been drawn to a viral publication in the social media purporting that the ‘Federal Capital Territory is under the attack of Boko Haram Terrorists’.
security concerns within the FCT, held a strategic meeting on Thursday 29th April 2021, where the team resolved to deploy alternative proactive crime-fighting measures within the FCT particularly in areas with challenging terrain including aggressive motorized/patrols.*
“However, the patrols will be conducted in line with the peculiarities of every terrain within the territory, in other words, the team has adopted the use of motorcycles, horses and other technical means of gathering intelligence to checkmate criminality within the Federal Capital Territory.