‘Rapist’ doc pleads not guilty



October 12, 2016
‘Rapist’ doc pleads not guilty

SURPRISED: Dr Oluwabusuyi Babalola of Nigeria

Accused denies claims and says he is innocent.

A doctor accused of raping a patient told a court he was “shocked” at the allegation.

Dr Oluwabusuyi Babalola, who applied for bail at the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court yesterday, said the claims were false.

His lawyer, Advocate Joshua Greeff, said his client planned to plead not guilty.

“I deny the allegations against me. I am a respected medical practitioner and I am shocked by the false accusations,” said Greeff reading an affidavit by the accused.

Meanwhile, prosecutors failed to shed light on two other rape charges against the Nigerian doctor, which allegedly occurred in 2015 in Mitchells Plain.

Prosecutor Advocate Naashaad Harripersadh said the docket was still being compiled.

Shocked mense heard yesterday how Babalola told a female patient that he needed to penetrate her in order to heal her back pain.

The 46-year-old medic allegedly raped a 29-year-old woman at the Nyanga Day Hospital on September 26.

Babalola’s practising licence expired six months ago, according to the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Investigating Officer, Warrant Officer Adam Kappers, is opposing bail, arguing that the father of two was a flight risk.

Babalola and his family’s lives were also at risk due to angry community members.

The family lives in a rental house in Tygervalley where they are paying R10 000 a month.

Protesters demand doctor not be released at Wynberg Court yesterday.   CREDIT: Manqoba Ngidi

Kappers said Babalola “retrieved fluids” from the victim’s vagina with his fingers, but told her it would be quicker if she was aroused.

“He took her hand and placed it on his stomach before lowering it to his private parts, which the victim found were already outside of his pants, and were aroused,” he said.

“The applicant told the victim he needs to put his penis inside her vagina and then went on to climb on top of her and inserted it.

“She tried to push him aside but he was too heavy. While pushing him off, he ejaculated on the floor.”

Kappers said the victim then ran out of the room and informed one of the nurses who called the police.

He told the court that following instructions from prosecutors, he included two separate dockets on similar allegations reported in 2015.

“On the two other cases, the modus operandi was similar, the victims went to the clinic for help and the same kind of examinations was done on them,” he added.

The matter resumes tomorrow.

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