Medical doctor arraigned for allegedly raping married woman in Adamawa


The police in Adamawa state have arraigned a medical doctor before a Yola Chief Magistrate court for allegedly raping a married woman.


According to police investigations, the doctor, Phillips Duru, who runs a private clinic and also works at the Adamawa State Specialist Hospital, Yola, allegedly raped the woman in the course of medical checks in his private clinic.


Guardian reports that the police prosecutor told the court during the hearing on Thursday, November 12, that the doctor perpetuated the act in the lab of his private clinic located near the state Specialist Hospital.


After a preliminary hearing of the case, the presiding Magistrate, Aliyu Bawuro, adjourned further hearing to November 26.


The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, who spoke on the matter, said the plaintiff had reported the alleged rape, prompting the police to take it up.

“It is true. The matter was reported to the police through a complaint by the victim who said she and her husband visited the Specialist Hospital and met the doctor over a health challenge,” Nguroje said.

He added that the man was invited and then charged to court after due investigation.

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