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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Nigerian doctor attacks female patient who disagreed with diagnosis

A Nigerian doctor allegedly attacked a female patient in his surgery when she disagreed with his diagnosis, UK Daily Mail reports.
Dr Abiodun Bale, 42, (pictured above) grabbed Sheena Cunningham as she tried to leave his consultation room in tears after they argued over treatment for a facial condition.
The doctor from Nigeria denied assault when he appeared in court but was found guilty after a two-day trial. He was given a six-month  conditional discharge but will face a disciplinary hearing at work and could lose his job.
Bale, who qualified as a doctor at the University of Lagos in 1995, worked as a gynaecologist in his home country before coming to Britain and registering with the General Medical Council in 2006.

He was given a licence to practice here in November 2009 and was on a placement, for specialty GP training, at Hyndburn Medical Practice in Accrington, Lancashire, when the assault happened on March 26.


Eddie Harrison, prosecuting, said Bale had asked Mrs Cunningham to come in to the practice after a telephone consultation about a problem with her face, during which she had become distressed.
When she arrived, the doctor told Mrs Cunningham she might need to call for an ambulance if her condition deteriorated later when the surgery was closed.
Mr Harrison told Burnley Magistrates’ Court: ‘She didn’t want to do this and at this point he raised his voice.’ 

Mrs Cunningham was frightened, got up to leave and said she wanted a second opinion, the court was told. ‘[Bale] became agitated and, as she stepped out, he grabbed her hand to prevent her closing the door,’ Mr Harrison said.
‘He then grabbed her by the forearm with both hands and tried to drag her back into the room. She screamed and shouted at him to get off her arm. This attracted the attention of another doctor and two cleaners. The other doctor told Bale to go back into his office and then escorted Mrs Cunningham out of the surgery.’ 

The court was told that a week earlier the GP, who lives in  Manchester, ‘flipped’ at another patient, shouting at her: ‘For God’s sake, I have other people to see besides you.’ ‘She got up to leave and he tried to grab her hand. She felt frightened and vulnerable,’ said Mr Harrison.
Bale claimed the incident with Mrs Cunningham was a misunderstanding, saying: ‘I’m a  doctor, not a thug.’ 

But Mr Harrison said: ‘There was no mistake or misunderstanding. She was crying so loudly that two ladies outside heard her crying.’
After the allegations, the GMC placed conditions on how Bale worked, including allowing him to carry out consultations only if another qualified medical practitioner was present.
The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust, which employs Bale, said he would face disciplinary  proceedings. 

‘The trust will now consider the consequences for his ongoing employment and training,’ a spokesman said.

Culled from UK Daily Mail

131 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am ashamed on the doctor's behalf, what an unprofessional attitude

ade baptista said...

its nt by force na!

bonita bislam said...

Am almost certain d Dr was high at dat particular moment

Anonymous said...

Oyibo people sef their own to much..wetin sef?..I even thought he hit her or somethn..mtcheww!.

*Nita Briggs*

Anonymous said...

I'm female living in london and it's true nigerian men from cab drivers to pastors are l TOO AGGRESSIVE you can bet that one beats his wife at home. How dare you grab her you deserve everything g you get.

Mansour said...

too bad

Anonymous said...

Charity begins at home.

Omotayo Alli-Hakeem said...

Monkey! Na LUTH you think say u dey?

diamondblinqZ said...

Nigerianz ooo even d ones u fink r qentlemen r monsters. Na wa o

Anonymous said...

Frustrated about something. Check the home front!

loris luv said...

Hmmm next

BLISS said...

Real trouble 4 him


#watching in 3D LED#

jbankzE said...

Oya cum back 2 naija wea nobodi cn sue ur ass.rubbish oyibo pple

Anonymous said...

He needs help! Something is unsettling and frustrating him. Omashe ooo

Anonymous said...

Wait oh. He grabbed her arm translates to assault? I'm confused here. Please. Someone explain this to me...

Anonymous said...

The doctor obviously thought he was still in Nigeria where such bullshit is accepted. My friend, even if you want to say hello to me, make it a firm handshake or wave from a distance. Which one with all the too close for comfort touching.

Ella Eboji said...

Its well

ONYX GODWIN said...

Few minutes of anger destroyed hz life 4eva !!!e 4 turn wrestler!!

Anonymous said...

Shut up with your faulty generalizations. That's why they are agressive around you. Azen!

Ann Marie said...

Maybe he is mentally disturbed

Anonymous said...

The doctor must be on cheap drugs to behave like dt

Mab said...

desperate doctor

Anonymous said...

Mtchew,na wa o..maybe he's under the influence of somfin or he's possessed cos why must he use force for any reason..Doctors are suppose to calm patients down now..God help him o,seriously.

Zion Zukki said...

That Dr Bale is a beast who deserves not to serve public. And am sure he is a marijuana addict.

Yours Truly said...

Innocent until proven guilty!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So its right to be draged abi
He is nothing but a violent person

harnikky said...

That's too bad of a doctor!

Anonymous said...

eyya sorri doc u nt i nigerai were u get away freely with such act. So so unprofessional.

Anonymous said...

I live in the uk and I am sure this case is exaggerated to spite the doctor but the truth is 90% of nigerian men including security men &pastors are bullies.The woman must have annoyed the man but he should have totally ignored her.An average british is arrogant may be she didn't believe cos of his colour

fase oluwafunmilayo said...

Hmmmnnn... He shuld have let be!

Anonymous said...

That's how Nigerian caregivers behave! I remember d last time i was sick and went to d hosp,d nurses were dragging thr smelly asses b4 dey allowed me to see doctor! Wen i complained to d doctor,he dnt see anytin wrong in it and said 'let me give u somtin so dat u can go away!'
I swore neva to step foot in dat quack hosp again!

Adey1 said...

They should just tamper justice with mercy and haba!!! doctor be profesional after all this your years of experience, you shouldnt be doing that.

nnemelu maryann said...

I guess he is just observing d boxind day..lol

karen okafor said...

Yes dats a sign of disrespect nd most nigerian men lack that a lot,he tinks he can do dat there too?dats crazy abeg sue his ass joor,I wish they would start giving women more power here tooo,we trully dreserve that nd more *tonguesout* I know male chauvanist wud rant now my ass *runsaway*

Wizzy said...

On drug shaa

Anonymous said...

Una just dey believe everything wey dem right...yeye people. Does this story even make sense? The guy just grab am for no reason???? Think people!!!!

oluwatoyin Iyanda said...

He might be

chima simeon said...

Rubbish man make them deport A̶̲̥̅♏ self he think say na nigeria he dey

VivianColour said...

Is it by force? Mtcheeew

Anonymous said...

Dats how Nigerian caregivers behave! D last time i was ill and went to d clinic,d nurses took eternity to allow me see d doctor! Wen i complained to doc abt thr attitude,he saw nutin bad in it! He said 'let me give u somtin quickly so dat u can go away'!
I swore neva to step foot in dat hosp o.

chinasa ukaegbu said...

He obviously thought he was in Nigeria. Inukwa, by fire by force. Enyi jiri ya nwayo.

Anonymous said...

Yes...in law it is assault.

Anonymous said...

Either drugs or he wasn't handling professional pressure well.

Anonymous said...

Good for him,if d story a true. NAija ppl 2dey touch person. Small thing dem go grab u, kip Ur hands to urself! Dats wat lands dem in trouble here. U don't vouch ppl anyhow

Anonymous said...

Good for him,if d story a true. NAija ppl 2dey touch person. Small thing dem go grab u, kip Ur hands to urself! Dats wat lands dem in trouble here. U don't vouch ppl anyhow

hilary obiorah said...

Check well, that doctor is hiding something or going through something emotional! This is bizarre.

Anonymous said...

Lack of proper re-orientation on the Uk human right laws and culture. U could almost do that in Nigeria and the person in question might not be that offended and as a result would not want a legal action be taken against the doctor.Nigerians please as you arrive any foreign country (Eu, Asia, America, including other African countries etc) drop the Nigerian part of you 'talking about your freedom to do all things as you feel" even things that do not get you offended when some one else does it to you.Be very careful, talking with personal experience. 32ddb52c

Anonymous said...

I dont pity his sorry ass.d way doctors treat patients in naija is so so wrong.u cant do dat abroad.i wish they can b sued 2 in niaja.

Ajanaku oluwakemi said...

The Doc might be high on Vodka.

Loisy said...

Great comment! I agree with EVERY part of it..

Anonymous said...

U're so on point! I did my studies in the UK and totally get where u're coming from.

Samira Hall said...

Na so them go de show themselves everywhere them go.. oya oga doctor face the music. Yeye de smell.. Shioorr!!!!

janelicious said...

UNPROFESSIONAL DR

Badoo of Toronto said...

I'll pass on this

Anonymous said...

The man aparently thinks he is in nigeria.. D woman too is not serious, let her come to shomolu general Hospital n see the way they treat patients there, I swear she will just die. Meanwhile Linda wetin do u since now? No news rara.

Anonymous said...

Just grabbing mtcheeeew!
D woman sef,he might lose his job dat he suffered fr go to skul for 7yrs for jst fr grabbing
#didi

Anonymous said...

Silly man. I bet that's how he's been behaving whilst in Nigeria.
If you know you cannot control your temper, don't bother going into vocations where you'd have to interact with people. Sit behind a computer, and take out your anger on your keyboard sef. Yeye man, serves him right.
His lack of self control will get him into bigger trouble if he doesn't change. I just hope he's learned his lesson.
And you guys talking frustration, stress at the home front, blah blah blah... You're just justifying bad behaviour.
You, not anyone else is responsible for your actions and your emotions. People can do things to you, but your response and your reaction is entirely up to you.
You can't be running around saying your wife and your kids are always giving you stress so you'd misbehave.
I once dated a guy that everything used to irritate, the colour pink, nail extensions, hair extensions, somethings that you say (and you won't know until you've said them). I got tired, and told him, it's not my fault you lack self control and have zero tolerance for life. Thank God I dodged that bullet.

MissChievous said...

Well, I'm not sorry for him. Doctors are supposed to be as gentle as possible, ur patients should be able to trust you not scared of you..... That's how they start, if he's not punished the next thing we'll hear is that he slapped a patient or gave someone overdose out of anger.

Victoria Mbonu said...

He maybe depressed,God help him.

Adeleke Monsoor said...

Just passing by.....

Anonymous said...

....... And whitemen will come 2 Nigeria and feel like gods, beatn up their workers. * Phil *

Anonymous said...

Yes in the uk

Anonymous said...

You're a fool, he's already been found guilty.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:56pm r u from Abi LGA? Azen sounds like my dialect bahumono.

Anonymous said...

I pity his wife @ home. He is on a wrong vocation. Too bad.

ify ogwude said...

Must he hit her first? See how u think? Look at his face sef...fucking thug

ify ogwude said...

So u're proud to open ur mouth and say in nigeria unprofessional behavior is allowed? Is nigeria a bush? So being civilized is a crime now abi? Watch ur self abeg

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

Yea,u r soooo right.
Lovely comment

ify ogwude said...

They can...the problem is most nigerians don't know their rights

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

I don't support wht the doctor did,but I sense a bit of racism here.
Nothing is being said abt hw the lady might hv behaved .some patients can be annoying.

ify ogwude said...

For those of u saying "just grabbing" na from clap dey take dey enter dance oh.
An abusive husband will "just" slap his wife and she'll stay....b4 u know what's happening he'll end up killing her. This doctor was abusive! That's why she was crying. And he grabbed her when she wanted to leave because he knew he messed up. These are all signs of a thug. This sort of behaviour escalates until "just grabbing" becomes "just slapping" then "just stabbing"
Pls don't take these things lightly abeg. Let us progress. Ur doctor isn't ur god or ur boss. U're the one paying them so if u ever feel upset with ur doctor u have every right to leave without being grabbed or scolded. I have no beef with doctors...I'm a med student myself. I'm just keeping it real. Nigeria is not a bush..do not tolerate rudeness from any health professional

Anonymous said...

Dat guy thought is naija where you treat ppl without curtsy@EfeWithHumanCurtsy

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

Linda Ikeji was celebrating Christmas too...just like u

Anonymous said...

He took his naija training along with him to the UK. Typical practice in hospitals like Lagoon Apapa. Some of their so called consultants behave in similar manner. Linda u must post my comment.

Anonymous said...

Must he grab her?nigerian men nd touching body.d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ will neva keep dia stinky fingers to themselves.dts how you'll go to market nd d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥'ll b touchn U̶̲̥̅̊ wit dia hands d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ won't even wash after peeing! NONSENSE. LD peperempe

Peace Ogbonna said...

Nigerians!!! You people should stop washing our dirty linen outside naw. We're not the only foreigners in foreign countries abeg. Making things unnecessarily difficult for ppl.smh

Princess Dee said...

I pray u don't loose all u worked for in ur life Doc.

Anonymous said...

Linda , I am a very good reader of LIb and I noticed you have posted couple of confusing experience from individual readers for their self benefit, and probably to help some people come out of the shell .
I am a perfect gentle married man with dream of having a nuclear family of father ,mother and children , and God gave myself wife a beautiful baby girl and I love m wife and children ...
Linda , something's actually bugs Me and I request your assistance to throw this letter open to find out people's opinion about my experience in my marriage ...
Before my Married I had Limited knowledge about the marriage of my mother in law ,she is divorced and lives In spain ...
The woman is very nice and I love her as an inlaw but the major problems I am encountering is her  interference in our family affair ....

1 - she takes my wife to parties and most times I get very confused , she usually Use style in informing me that she and my wife will be visiting her younger brother and colleagues in their club house ,sometimes they go to various parties dressing attractive , and even if she will invite me to come along , she will use style and tell me that ......AREYOU NOT COMING WITH US ? Obviously I cannot want to say yes cos I was not prepared ...
Now this places she takes my wife too , they hang out with her younger brother who has got numerous big bang friends who are promiscuous  and this same action has repeated itself more than 4 times ...
I am confused right now , what can I do ? 
Or am I too jealous ? 
Should I retaliate or divorce ?

I thought about sometimes back when my parents had a party to attend with me , they invited my wife and told her to come over from school because she is till running her masters In a university ... , she came along with unto the party with our baby ....my wife and grandmother abandons 1 year and 5 months baby at home with the nanny and go to the party dressing extremely attractive like those celebrities ....



Please help me and post brilliant suggestions 

Adebimpe said...

Nigerians! So quick to crucify their own... Am sure if it involved a white doctor & a black female patient, the situation would hv been interpreted differently

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:51pm, I love u so much for ur comment, best so far. People are so irresponsible dese days dat thet don't even wannaa take responsible for der actions. And all dey come here to say is 'don't judge' blahh blahhh. Come on! I reside abroad and we see wah dese monsters call Men do even to der wives. Some beat der wives up and even threaten to kill dem even for d fact dat dey are fully aware of d consequence which is d law. Buh dey persist cos dey are too arrogant. A friend of mine suffered in d hands of her monster husband for 5yrs. He beats her up, drag her in d presence of d kids and she decided not to call d police on him cos she doesn't want him out of d house cos of d kids. Buh fortunately for her, a friend came around to see her and she is not nigerian. He decided to prove d devil in him right and kicked d woman. Immediately d friend called d police and dey were der in numbers even with paramedics. He was arrested. How passionate d woman is abt her marriage, d officers asked if she would like to press any charge against her husband so dat he can go to jail or something. She said NO. They also asked if she wantes him bk into d house or not she said she wants him bk into d house cos of d kids. D end of my story is dat since dat day, he has learnt to behave himself and even help dis woman out with d house shores which he never did. So he's been put in his place since den. So sometimes, taking dat bold step further to put ur foot down is d best. So nigerian men, itKs high time u knew dat such violent and abuse attitude againt women will never be tolerated and abhorred irrespective of where and why. Except d woman decides to die in silence. Good day.

Fuck your opinion said...

Yoruba men re so aggressive, not surprised, this kind of man will b hitn his wife. He should come back to lagos. Home is where d heart is.

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

Yea

Apple said...

The foolish doctor think say nah Nigeria him dey. LOL

Aymii said...

What i feel here is that the man was desperate not to lose a client....and when he saw she was leaving his office he's desperation over clouded his judgement and he grabbed both her arms......
#Note Grabbed both her arms trying to force her back in the office #....
He just needs to be cautioned thats Highly unprofessional........Not lose his job though...But trust the oyinbos to make a mountain out of a mole hill........i feel for him sha.

Anonymous said...

This is how 80% doctors in nigeria behave, especially in our government hospitals. He thought he's Nigeria. Let him face d music where there is law.

curvy ZO said...

Sir,u aint jealous,u r simply trying to avoid problems..(is ur wife a white woman? Cos if she is, u just hav to bear with her). Anyway u r the man of the house, dnt allow ur MIL to rule ur household...let ur MIL knw her boundaries n tell ur wife how u feel, show some backbone tell her its either she minds d home n d baby n cut down on d partying or she shud follow her mother n continue d parties...

Anonymous said...

Its good for him. One look at his picture and you can tell he's the typical aggressive Nigerian man. Nigerians can like to be touching people anyhow. Do you think you're selling goods in balogun market and calling out to customers? In developed countries personal space and touch is a huge deal. Mumu, you should know better!

Anonymous said...

I like that and as a health professional i agree. "do not tolerate rudeness from any health professional"

Anonymous said...

Ur spot on. People dont realize dat racism is at play here. I'm a Nigerian professional living in Canada for yrs and I hv seen a lot. I bet u dis story os not as it seems. O dont condone unprofessionalism at all but theres more to dis dan meets d eye. 1st of all they r not hhappy dat a black man is a professional. Our plave shud be cleaning and other menial jobs. Just turn dis story around and see if d backlash will be d same. Dats y I advise my fellow black professionals to twice at alert. Dont gv dem any weapon 4 attack for dey will surely get u.

Escape said...

Pure cultural difference...i see someone ru ning after an upset woman to calm her down...Oyinbos will always support each other...i am talking from personal experience.
My Oyinbo advice me:let people know you dont like to be hugged!!cos when it comes back to bite ya....you are OYO

favyluf said...

This is the same thing I have been saying african men and thier wanting to prove hardness or wat I dnt even knw rubbish

golda awosika said...

See as ds doctor go disgrace himself #*karlishah*

Anonymous said...

Let's tread with caution,I am not in support of the claimed"dragging"...But you need to be really cautious with oyinbos a lot ooo because u may mistakenly step on them and before you know it,they claim you did that on purpose and as such,they got a fracture from it..I guess,he should av exercised patience since he aint new in the country and yes a lot of things could have been on his mind and his wife lost her pregnancy sumtyms around the time too!

Methinks said...

Haba, you can't blame it all on the doctor o! The truth is that Doctors working on the NHS are given a very limited amount of time to see each patient- I think its like 10 minutes or so. The time is so limited that many times when I've been to the GP to make a complaint, if I start telling them a second complaint, they'll say sorry, your appointment is out of time, and they'll ask you to book another one.

What I think could have happened is that the guy got really stressed with his schedule, and raised his voice. Then he also forgot that personal space is very important to British people. He must have been tugging on her arm in an attempt to appease her, not knowing he was further infuriating her. Mehn, cultures are different, that's all. And stress is a bad thing. This poor doctor is no monster, even if he needs to be told off for this.

Anonymous said...

U r a Fooooool

Anonymous said...

Here in UK grabbing a woman is not acceptable. She could have accused him of something worse. However Linda there are 2 issues at play here. Those who are ready to blame this Dr have no idea of how provocative these white women can be. Bear in mind this is his first offence he has no record of harsh treatment of clients before. Yes Nigerian man can be harsh but believe me this woman was undermining a Dr purely because he is Nigerian. These whites do this to get black Drs removed from their local surgeries. They prefer Arabs or Indians. They are resentful when they come across Africans who have proffessions like medical Drs. I am a senior manager in the NHS. This Dr fell into a racist trap because he is still new to the system. Other black Drs just give them the treatment they want to get rid of them. I bet you there is nothing wrong with her. Drs are free so when they have depression they go to the surgery & waste the Dr's time. The 2nd reason is Linda be careful of the stories about blacks in Daily Mail. I am sure you are aware its a racists paper They are against immigration. Take it with a pinch of salt. They usually report a story with a few white lies or spiced up stories to potray blacks as bogey man. the nickname for that paper even with the whites who are upright is the Daily Maul. They make the story look worse than it is because just man handling someone here will get a DR suspended but the story they wrote can be false

Anonymous said...

All this idiots jumping into conclusion am sure you idiots have never had an encounter with brits women b4. I can predict that it did not happen the way this white woman has put it. Someone has raise an harassment case against me at work b4 bcos I said another woman was adding weight. As long as its a white British woman involved against any black man I will always doubt their story..

Anonymous said...

HAVE U BEEN TO A GOVT OWNED HOSPITAL IN NAIJA? D DOCTORS AND NURSES PLAY GOD. U DARE NOT ASK QUESTIONS.THEY SHLD LEARN.

Favoured Major said...

I know him very well and the family we are church member. This is purely a racism judgement ee Nigerians shld learn how to support ourselves in cases like this. This case started in March this year and we hv been praying for victory. Mr Bale is a complete gentle and a devoted Christian. But the society we live still hv this racist that doesn't see any good on any blackman. What he has done wld hv been normal if he is a white man but because of racial discrimination.. it was taking seriously. The wife has been very supportive during the challenge. And the children too. May God continue to guide is from the racists.

Favoured Major said...

DR BALE IS A GENTLE AND GOD FEARING MAN WE SHLD PRAY FOR HIM RATHER JUDGING HIM. I LNW KNW HIM VERY WELL AS A CHURCH MEMBER IN MANCHESTER. WITH HIS EVER SUPPORTING WIFE. GOOD CHRISTIANS.

Favoured Major said...

Dr bale is a gentleman n a good Christian we are church member in Manchester

Favoured Major said...

Dont say tht of smone u dont knw just lets pray for him he is my church member with his family a very gentle man. It racism in action read the report again. And believe me Daily mail is knw to racist news

mike Oshios said...

Am ashamed of him at d same time..

ESSIEN RHOSEMAYRY said...

I EVEN TINK SAY HE BEAT HA NI. WEYTIN SEF OYINBO OWN TOO MUCH JOOOR

Anonymous said...

WTF are you talking about, u sound like those illiterate fools who clean toilets & offices for a living over there because you are an illegal migrant you are always afraid of everything, if you are there legally & you mistakenly step on an "oyinbo" you go & apologize like a responsible homo sapien that you are & if broke a toe then pls compensate for your damage stop acting like a coward animal constantly living in fear of "oyinbos" & this Nigerian doctor should be sued he forgot he was not a trader again in tejuoso. Its ignorant ppl like u Nigerians dat worship doctors & never question their doctors until they find themselves on their dying bed

Anonymous said...

wow jbankze u r just another fool with access to the internet, so u r bragging with your country's failed legal system I'm sure u r those pple who wld gladly torch a caught thief in d market & put pepper in women's vagina cus no need of going to court (long story) when justice can be served by u ANIMAL!

Anonymous said...

fym wu tld u yoruba pple ar aggressive *ashamed 2 call u a nigerian*

Anonymous said...

Yes my Nna brothers grabbing a womans arm is an assault because just like beating up a person you are using brute strength to detain a person against their will if d patient was a 6ft tall wrestler he would have thought very well before he put out his arm to stop d wrestler from leaving his office but since she was a woman & he knew he could stop her by force (if not why be physical) he assaulted her made her very afraid she went to consult with a professional not buy okrika from TEJUOSO

Anonymous said...

Thank you most Nigerians don't know d meaning of personal space, they almost want to kiss u when chatting, you can feel their heart beat on your back when standing in queues, oh & in a plane they will elbow you sore red in their attempts of removing things from their pockets

Myke said...

Oyibo pplr own sef. Dere own too much.

Anonymous said...

That's the beginning of Nigeria's problems . When people become tribalistic. You are definitely one of Nigeria's problems .

Peace Ogbonna said...

@anon. Dec 26, 6:41pm you could divorce tyour wife for attending parties lavishly dressed with her mom, or u cud be a man and talk to her about it

Peace Ogbonna said...

You dont need to be extremely wise to make the choice

Anonymous said...

Abi my Sister! Or na one Lagos private hospital where the Dr wud call you an hypochondriac or a liar?

Anonymous said...

Why can't yoruba people be peaceful for once?

jeneviv Emma said...

I guess he was high on crack....and also observin Boxin day..

Anonymous said...

Eno go beta for u anon 3:37pm,idiot as u mentioned SGH!thugs like you beat up workers and refuse to pay up hospital bills.patients/clients are treated like kings and queens. All u can do is just come to Internet and rant like a fool with no gumption after hacking someone with a cutlass with no means of paying bills. scallywag

Omo iriogbe said...

Favoured major make we hear word abeg

Anonymous said...

Let's speak in learned terms. When she got in,she was very tensed and he beeing the professional made her understand that,she could be in a critical condition and would need a doctor which is a clear case of a troubled individual. 2: she had doubts because he is Black and as a result became exasperated. 3 for him to say he is not a thug suggest a response to a negative intent from her. 4: when he said there are others waiting,it was just to bring to her notice on his duty of care and with that,it shows she was there on another reason and did not raise her voice as portrayed. 5: he probably held her hands in plead and not with intent of assault,but he being a black man,it probably scared her and she overreacted through a screen.

Anonymous said...

Med student ify, do u realize dat d patient may have been crying cos she was upset about her condition and d doctor may have been trying 2 enlighten as well as console her but didn't respect his boundaries hence holding her with both hands? I think u shouldn't b too quick to jump to conclusions till u start to practice n deal with some difficult patients with some serious ailments who r in denial. U can't draw up such a conclusion dat he was abusive. I guess wen u start 2 practice n deal wit patients, u'll have a more realistic n fair approach to dis issue. I agree he over stepped his boundary but dats ol we know 4 now. Dis is comin from a med practitioner

Anonymous said...

Hmm! Na wa. We not safe even. With doctors dat re meant 2 save lifes

Daddyzgirl2215 said...

This story is far from over, Dr Bale and his family are well known to us, he NEVER did such a thing, but then again we have his skin colour in this part of the world to deal with, if he was a cleaner, will this gist grab so much headline??? Of course not, why this man has to suffer this much and endure this humilation iss beyond me. If he was a wife beater or previously known for violence, wont that have been published as well, he is a good natured well respected man, God will clear his name in a way much bigger than the devil thought he could tarnish...Dr Bale and Family, we always pray for you....this too will pass.

Anonymous said...

He has been acquitted of the charge . You wonder why the case was allowed to get to court in the first place. I also noticed that the Daily Mail online UK, the original source of the story, has only added an addendum about the successful Appeal at the bottom of the original page. They are not given it as much prominence as the original story- which is damaging for the Dr's reputation. I learnt they are a Racist paper Moral- not everything is as it seems. http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11175987.East_Lancs_doctor_s_assault_case_conviction_quashed/

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms Ikeji,

You published a story: on your blog on 26th December 2013 titled: Nigerian doctor attacks female patient who disagreed with diagnosis :
http://lindaikeji.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/nigerian-doctor-attacks-female-patient.html

You culled this story from the MailOnline ( Daily Mail UK)

He has been acquitted. He didn't assault his patient:

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11175987.East_Lancs_doctor_s_assault_case_conviction_quashed/

Note: the Daily Mail UK has only added this appeal success to the original article-instead of publishing it again on their website to get the attention it deserves too. You must ask yourself why they did this

We must be careful how we interpret what these white people tell us about our people in diaspora. Racism still exists. I hope you will publish this new story-as it will help in repairing the Dr's tarnished image in his native country, Nigeria

Regards,
Dayo

ToyinObire said...

Lol. This is the best answer on this thread. The man was just displaying the training he got from Nigeria's public hospitals where everyone from doctor to gateman act like they are doing you a favour when you go there for treatment.

Anonymous said...

U find it very easy to tanish ur country man image without really knowing the true story. That man deservs an apology from this blog expecially. Mtcheeeeew

Anonymous said...

Daily mail has refused to publish the story of his vindication..but they were so quick in publishing his conviction story in order to tarnish his image, but the devil is a liar..you just wonder why!! If the appeal has resulted in re - conviction, they wo u led have been the first media to publish the news and not just adding an addendum, just because he's a black man--DAILY MAIL NOTHING BUT A RACIST PRESS MEDIA..BLOODY IDIOTS

Anonymous said...

Linda, before you post news about your fellow nigerian's especially from media like daily mail which is known as a racist media always verify b4 tarnishing people's images by just copying and pasting stories

Anonymous said...

How do you know it was anger were you there.i beg shut your mouth oloshi buruku

Anonymous said...

You are the one on drugs idiot

Anonymous said...

Idiot

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