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US arrests Nigerian doctor, Okechukwu Ozumba for ‘sexually assaulting’ patients (Photos)

Okechukwu Ozumba, a Nigerian doctor based in the US, was arrested by the police in Texas for allegedly assaulting two female patients.

The police said Ozumba committed the act at OSSM Orthopedics in the 8000 block of state highway 121 in McKinney, Texas.

McKinney police arrested him on March 31, and booked him at the Collin County jail, where his bail was set at $50,000, and he was released on Sunday.

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Following his arrest, the Texas medical board temporarily suspended his licence and said it will look into the allegations before taking further action.

“A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days’ notice to Dr. Ozumba, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Dr. Ozumba,” the board said in a statement.

“We flatly deny each and every false allegation and are confident that the legal system will vindicate Dr. Ozumba,” the accused family said in a statement read.

“We appreciate the support from our local and global community.”

One of the victims reportedly went to his office last week to be treated for a sports injury, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

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She told police that the doctor exposed half of her genitals to check for internal fluid and told her he needed to rub in the medication he had injected under her left hip.

She reported that her husband, who was sitting behind the doctor , did not see as Ozumba massaged and penetrated her genitals with his fingers.

The woman told police that she contacted another doctor after the visit and asked whether what Ozumba had done was normal procedure.

The second doctor informed her that Ozumba was “absolutely not supposed to penetrate her vagina.”

Shortly after the visit, Ozumba reportedly asked the woman to download a messaging app and and sent her a text asking what her favorite part of the procedure was..

The woman told police that she texted him back with a message,”Not receiving a script,” after which she deleted the app.

Ozumba reportedly continued to text the woman, asking her to come back in.

Ozumba’s specialty is sports medicine. He has worked as team physician for professional, college and high school teams, including Rockwall-Heath High School, Cedar Hill High School and the University of Dallas, according to his website.

 

-The Cable

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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