Air Force Officer Assaults Female Doctor At OAUTHC

Doctors battle to save her life

She has cerebrospinal fluid leaking from her brain.

Frontal bone fracture detected

Doctors at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Teaching Hospital Complex, (OAUTHC) Ile-Ife, are battling to save the life of a female doctor, Dr. Theresa, after the assault on her by a Wing Commander with the Nigeria Air Force, who is also a medical doctor.

According to reports, Dr. Theresa, a senior registrar 1 at the Psychiatry Department of the hospital was said to have parked her car behind Dr. Okpara, the officer’s car on February 25, when the event happened. He requested that she come and remove her car as they both live in the same building but she was said to be dressing up.

Since she took some time, this enraged Okpara, who is undergoing his residency programme at the Department of Community Medicine, OAUTHC as he pounced on her and dealt some blows to her face and other parts of her body before other tenants came to rescue her.

Theresa, who is said to be a sickle cell anemia patient was rushed to the hospital by other tenants and doctors are said to be battling to save her life as of today, Wednesday, March 2.

The President of the Association of Resident Doctors at OAUTHC, Dr. Wole Ayegbusi, who confirmed the incident revealed that, “It is true. An Air force officer, who is also a doctor, beat up a female doctor. Both of them are living in the same building where the parking space is small.

“I was told that the guy wanted to go out but the female doctor parked directly behind his car. He called her to come and remove her car but the lady was dressing up so it took a while. She was rushed to the hospital by other tenants and it has been confirmed that she has cerebrospinal fluid leaking from her brain. Also frontal bone fracture was detected and nasal depression.  She may have to undergo surgery or live with her deformed face.”

He however, said the association would stop at nothing to ensure that justice was done in the case, saying resident doctors would not allow this bestiality to stand.