A Nigerian Doctor, Gbenga Fadero who was accused of sexually assaulting a patient has debunked the allegations in a video shared online.
It all began when a certain lady, Shantel Esse called Dr. Gbenga out on Twitter for touching her vagina after she complained of food poisoning and abdominal pain at Inland Specialist Hospital, Alapere, Lagos state. The incident happened in March 2019.
The lady claimed Dr. Gbenga told her to lay on a gurney, raised her dress and fingered her vagina before fondling her boobs while they were alone in his office.
Meanwhile, Dr. Gbenga in his defense said he neither pulled her pants nor did he touch her indecently. Stating that he sought her consent before touching her vagina, the Doctor disclosed the rectal examination was necessary for patients who presented lower abdominal pains.
Dr. Gbenga who revealed Esse declined a Chaperone for the examination, questioned why it took the patient one year to realize she was sexually assaulted. He said the patient did not scream or show any sign of discomfort when he touched her. According to him, this has rendered her allegations baseless and void.
However, the court of public opinion has found the Doctor guilty as Twitter users hounded him for making such outrageous statements.
‘This guy’s response makes me ashamed to say I’m a Doctor. For all we know, it could be a false allegation. But your response man, it makes you look guilty. Just because she removed her pant herself, did not scream & took 1yr to talk about it, does not mean she is lying…”
“My God! Some Colleagues will embarrass you. Please dear, you are in your right to sue. This is totally wrong! He had no right examining you without a chaperone in the first place. What does faeces have to do with Vagina. What happened to procedure explanation and consent?
Another Twitter user wrote @U_estelle:
“I’m not the one that removed your pant?” Wow! Dr, who advised you to use this line?
“Next time, get a professional to write a statement.
“That’s your apology? Dr, learn to communicate with your patient, pre, during and post examination.”
Many online users have called on relevant authorities to revoke Dr. Gbenga’s medical license to serve as a deterrent to other Doctors who touch women indecently under the pretext of medical examination.