Enugu Medical Doctor arrested, arraigned in court—-He attempted to rape me

Enugu Medical Doctor arrested, arraigned in court—-He attempted to rape me

By  Daniel Emenike

Enugu Magistrate Court yesterday arraigned an Enugu based medical doctor, Dr. Okafor Ikechukwu for unlawfully confining and detaining mother and child in his private hospital located at No 10 Nsude Street Garki Awkunanaw in the state capital.

Human Right Defenders led by Dede Uzor A. Uzor who also the s National Publicity Secretary outh east Chairman of Campaign for Democracy, CD, expressed dissatisfaction over the conduct of the said medical doctor who was described as having be involved in behind the scene magic.
Reformist News Magazine online was reliably gathered that the combined team of police and human rights group rescued Chiamaka Ogbodo from the illegal detention.

The report however claimed that the medical practitioner and his close friend both of whom made several attempts to rape her while in the detention that lasted for a year and four months

It was also gathered that Dr Okafor is running two private hospitals at Abakpa area Garki Awkunanaw all in the state capital, according to the report that Dr. Okafor who also work at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH Ituku Ozalla was charged to court for keeping the nursing mother Chiamaka Ogbodo, and her baby Kosisochukwu shortly after his delivery and against their will.

“The charge further read that “you Dr. Ikechukwu Okafor from April 2016 to 8th day of July 2017 at Divine Grace Hospital and Maternity situate at No 10 Nsude Street Garki Awkunanaw Enugu, in Enugu South Magisterial District, did unlawfully confine and detain one Chiamaka Ogbodo and her child Kosisochukwu against their will.”
He is therefore accused to have deprived them of their personal liberty and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 316 of the 1999 Criminal Code, Cap 30 volume.
Dr Ikechukwu Okafor however pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail at the cost of N100,000 by presiding magistrate A.O.Eze.
While addressing Journalists at the end of the court session the National Publicity Secretary Campaign for Democracy, CD, Dede Uzor A. Uzor who reported the matter to the police expressed dissatisfaction with the way the place was handling the matter.
“Yes the police tried to play a first one by not informing the complainants that the accused was to be arraigned. They also refused to include other charges such as attempted rape and the accused refusal to immunize the baby while in detention thereby exposing him to danger.
“We have lost confidence in the Garki police who are prosecuting the matter and hereby call on the Enugu commissioner of police to step into this matter and ensure that justice is done.”
The case has been adjourned to August 1st for trial.

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