This Nigerian Doctor Was Found Guilty Of Assaulting A Female Patient In The UK

(m) at 26-12-2013 09:21AM (6 years ago)

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A Nigerian doctor practicing in the United Kingdom has been found guilty of assault on a female patient.

Abiodun Olumuyiwa Bale, 42, grabbed Sheena Cunningham to prevent her from leaving his office in tears.

The incident is said to have occurred after Mrs. Cunningham disagreed with Dr. Bale over a diagnosis he had given.

Daily Mail reports:

The doctor from Nigeria denied assault when he appeared in court but was found guilty after a two-day trial. Dr. Bale denied being a ‘thug’ at the hearing.
He was given a six-month conditional discharge but will face a disciplinary hearing at work and could lose his job.

Bale, who qualified as a doctor at the University of Lagos in 1995, worked as a gynaecologist in his home country before coming to Britain and registering with the General Medical Council in 2006.

He was given a licence to practise here in November 2009 and was on a placement, for speciality GP training, at Hyndburn Medical Practice in Accrington, Lancashire, when the assault happened on March 26.

Eddie Harrison, prosecuting, said Bale had asked Mrs Cunningham to come in to the practice after a telephone consultation about a problem with her face, during which she had become distressed.

When she arrived, the doctor told Mrs Cunningham she might need to call for an ambulance if her condition deteriorated later when the surgery was closed.

Mr Harrison told Burnley Magistrates’ Court: ‘She didn’t want to do this and at this point he raised his voice.’
Mrs Cunningham was frightened, got up to leave and said she wanted a second opinion, the court was told.