The last has not been heard of the alleged rape case preferred against Dr Oluyemi Olusola, founder and Medical Director of Sayemi Naturescience Center, a fertility clinic in Lagos. Saturday Sun, had in an exclusive cover story last weekend, reported the allegation of rape made against the suspect by a housewife, Mrs Toyin Bello. She had on Saturday, April 9 gone to the Ikeja, Lagos clinic of Dr Olusola who claims he is a fertility medical expert to seek for solution to her 24-year barrenness. Rather than come out of the clinic with solution to her problem, she left with a broken heart after she alleged that her doctor penetrated her with his penis while pretending to be carrying out a fertility test on her.
Although the matter is being investigated by the Lagos State police command, the story had also drawn the attention of the state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode who has ordered a thorough investigation into the matter. Besides, some Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, have shown interest in seeking justice for the victim even as the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA and the Trado-Medicine Practitioners have described the suspect as a fake and an impostor. Under pressure, Dr Olusola has equally admitted that he is not a qualified medical practitioner but a trado medicine practitioner.
The victim, Mrs Bello had in her statement at the police station alleged that the doctor used on her, a medical instrument which is usually inserted into the vagina and moved around slightly while ultrasound images are shown on a screen. According to her, she was convinced that the method would enable the doctor have a good view of her womb to ascertain if anything was wrong. The instrument which has the shape of a penis, she alleged, was inserted into her vagina but she never knew when the doctor withdrew the instrument and inserted his penis inside her, until he was about to ejaculate.
Determined to prove his innocence, Dr Olusola visited The Sun Publishing Ltd head office in Lagos and told his own side of the story. He said he could not fathom why Mrs. Bello suddenly accused him of rape. He claimed that Mrs. Bello, after realising her mistake on that Tuesday retracted her allegation at the police station. When confronted with Dr Olusola’s defense, Bello said that it was God’s way of exposing the doctor with the newspaper publication. “The police said that I have no case because there was no struggling or damaging of things. There is no concrete evidence to pursue the matter. It is God that is fighting for me, that is why the story came out.
“I had a reason for going back to the clinic on Monday. It was my husband that asked me to go back to the clinic and get evidence as soon as possible. On getting home, I did not know that the secret camera I went with did not record. I want to make it clear to the whole world that I do not owe him a kobo. Is it possible for a lab to conduct a test without a lab paper to show the kind of test that was done? He did not print out anything for me. The state police command spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmus, in a text message response to our enquiry on what the police was doing, said that there was no evidence to prosecute the case yet. “The Area Command, Area F, is still investigating but right now, there is no evidence to prove the offence of rape against the doctor”, she stated.
Meanwhile, the state governor Akinwunmi Ambode would not buy into the police excuse and has already directed the Office of the Public Defender (OPG), Ministry of Justice to wade into the matter and ensure that justice is served if the doctor is found culpable. According to the Director, OPG, Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, the department will ensure that the case is not abandoned along the way. “Be rest assured that we will ensure that proper investigation is carried out and the guilty will be made to face the wrath of the law.”
Source: THE SUN