by Staff writer
A Nigerian medical doctor by name Emmanuel Okolo has been arraigned before a Lagos State court for slapping and flogging a nurse with his belt.
Dr Okolo, 35, was arraigned before Epe Magistrate Court following an assault case between him and 23-year-old nurse, Dorcas Adeyara.
DNB Stories learned that Okolo flogged Adeyara with his belt following a misunderstanding from some accident victims that were rushed to the hospital at Awoyaya.
Police prosecutor Moses Oyekanmi told the court that the accused committed the assault on June 22 at Awoyaya Hospital in Ibeju-Lekki.
He said the 35-year-old doctor slapped the nurse across the face when they were arguing about a patient that was brought to the hospital.
The offence contravened section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised) and attracts a penalty of three years jail term.
Dr Okolo, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted a bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum, by Magistrate O.A Fowowe-Erusiafe.
Fowowe-Erusiafe ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was then adjourned till August 19 for full trial.