Lekki Doctor Who 'Assaulted' Nurse Arraigned
Some of you read the story here now, here’s an update.
A 35-year-old doctor, Emmanuel Okolo, who allegedly slapped a nurse working in his hospital, was yesterday arraigned at an Epe Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
Police prosecutor Moses Oyekanmi told the court the accused committed the offence on Wednesday, about 2 am, at Awoyaya Hospital in Ibeju-Lekki.
The police charged Okolo, who lives in Epe, with a one-count charge of assault.
Oyekanmi said Okolo queried Dorcas Adeyara about the state of a patient’s room, and during an argument, he slapped her.
“My Lord, the accused caused bodily injury to the complainant. He slapped her just because she worked for him. He should be punished for it,” he said.
The offence contravenes Section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. (Revised)
After pleading not guilty, Magistrate O. A. Fowowe-Erusiafe admitted him to bail at N50,000.
She ordered that the sureties must be employed, with evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government.
Fowowe-Erusiafe adjourned the case till August 19 for trial.
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