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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Nigerian doctor who groped suicidal woman keeps his job after he blamed 'cultural differences'

A Nigerian doctor, Emmanuel Kanu (pictured above) who touched the breast of a vulnerable divorcee in her home days after she'd attempted suicide will be keeping his job after citing cultural differences.

Report from UK Daily Mail
Dr Emmanuel Kanu stroked her breast, repeatedly tried to kiss her and told her, 'You want it' when she tried to escape his clutches during the visit - which he hid from colleagues. When she later texted him to tell him to stop ringing her he withheld his number on the next call.
But Kanu, a married Nigerian father of one, has been allowed to keep his job by a fitness to practise panel even though the General Medical council called for him to be struck off.
He told the panel he had not molested the patient and claimed 'cultural differences' led to the visit on September 3, 2011, saying: 'There is a clear divide between the doctor and the patient here, which is very different in Nigeria.'

But the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service only suspended the 36-year-old for six months, despite finding he was guilty of sexually motivated serious misconduct. 
Campaigners against violence towards women criticised the 'incredibly lenient penalty'. Nicole Westmarland, former chairman of Rape Crisis and Professor of Criminology at Durham University, asked 'what it takes for a doctor to be struck off'.
She said: 'This doctor has committed a number of sexual offences on a woman who was in a very vulnerable position.
'A six-month suspension is an incredibly lenient penalty and the question remains: what will happen within the six months that will supposedly change his behaviour when he returns to work?'

The doctor, who had recently completed GP training and was undergoing specialist training in psychiatry, was on a locum shift at the A&E department of Darlington Memorial Hospital, County Durham, when the divorcee was brought in after taking a 'substantial overdose'.

She was still recovering in an emergency ward bed when he asked for her mobile number and then rang her when she was discharged five days later to say he was 'thinking of her'.
He arranged to meet the mother-of-two, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at her home in Darlington for what the woman believed was a medical assessment. 
But he asked to use her laptop and then viewed Facebook photos of her as he sat next to her on a sofa.
A report into his actions stated that he put his arm around her and stroked her chest. It added: 'She informed the panel she was "scared, frozen to the spot" and said "I was unsure, he was a doctor".

'She said when you saw the picture of her [breast] feeding her son you said "They're big. Are they as big as that now?" and squeezed her left breast.'
When she stormed off to her kitchen Kanu followed her and kept trying to kiss her, saying at one point: 'I can see it in your eyes that you want it.'

Kanu, who qualified in 2005 from the University of Nigeria, called her after he left but the woman, who was 43 at the time, texted: 'It was not right what you tried to do. You are a doctor and I was your patient. I didn't want or asked to be touched by you.'
Kanu, who worked at Borders General Hospital near his home in Melrose, Roxburghshire, was acquitted of sexual assault at Durham Crown Court in 2012.

He told the fitness to practise panel he had not molested the patient and claimed 'cultural differences' led to the visit on September 3, 2011, saying: 'There is a clear divide between the doctor and the patient here, which is very different in Nigeria.'
But this was dismissed as not being a 'credible explanation'. The panel branded his behaviour 'deplorable' and 'unprofessional.'

Kanu denied any knowledge of the case when approached by the Daily Mail. A spokesman for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust said Kanu was dismissed as soon as the complaint came to light.

130 comments:

Unknown said...

Hmmmmmm

Onyx's Girlfriend (he isn't gay pls) said...

Deep sigh. #happysaturday

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Na wa o,which kind person b dis..chaii

Unknown said...

Good riddicks to bad, just 6mnths for...
Y not life ban???

Unknown said...

We sent u to obodo oyibo to brighten your future not to go and be touching breast...Next time u might not be dis lucky.. Nonsense..

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Pheeew! Smh

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Pheeew! Smh

Anonymous said...

beg he should be sacked..which kain bloody cultural difference is that?

Manuel Kunmi said...

Looool I hear

Unknown said...

Useless doctor...let him rot in jail



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Unknown said...

Dis is shameful, so u groped a womans brest,kissed her (all these aare molestation)and he said cultural differences? U see how dis pple go about giving us bad names!!!

Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

Which stupid cultural difference! Guy's a perv and his license should b e withdrawn! I've been faced with a doc like him before, he shouldn't go unpunished!

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Anonymous said...

Please we have to be careful in analysing this story. British people can be racist and they will do everything to demean NIgerian professionals. When their is negative news about a Nigerian they put it on the front page of newspapers. However if a Nigeria achieves success in academics, sports etc they hardly report it. They particularly detest NIgerians. Sometimes I wonder why. Surely one bad apple can't make the whole bunch bad. We must be careful and ensure balanced reporting of NIgerians especially the portrayal by British media.

Unknown said...

Okay o...Nigerians be embarrassing us anyhow...I had to check the man's name and picture again to be sure he isn't my cousin...coz my cousin is also a doctor there and I believe is capable of acting like this because he once tried to sleep with me his own cousin....buh he isn't the one in this story tho

Unknown said...

so na u be Dr breast toucher abi ? kontinu ...

Anonymous said...

Please we have to be careful in analysing this story. British people can be racist and they will do everything to demean NIgerian professionals. When their is negative news about a Nigerian they put it on the front page of newspapers. However if a Nigeria achieves success in academics, sports etc they hardly report it. They particularly detest NIgerians. Sometimes I wonder why. Surely one bad apple can't make the whole bunch bad. We must be careful and ensure balanced reporting of NIgerians especially the portrayal by British media.

@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

Hmmmmm

Unknown said...

Gosh

Unknown said...

Badt nigga!

AMIJEZ said...

heheee,naija doctors has been doing this since 1849.

Unknown said...

Hahahahaah dis guy is a clown, just crazy

Unknown said...

Lucky to get away. He should learn his lessons by now.


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Anonymous said...

Ol boy see BIG K....my classmate.Na wa o.He must ve been accused wrongly.

Unknown said...

It happens..especially if d doctors sees ur beautiful and attractive

nnodim said...

This is deplorable; and to think this is from a Lion? This one na fake Lion! He would be one of those who were deep in cult activity. It's a miracle how he managed to pass his professional exams.

Unknown said...

Nigerians creating names for themselves all over; both good and bad

Unknown said...

His image has been damaged



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OMG!WOMAN said...

See his ugly face

Kulikuli said...

This is a sick man guilty of sexual harassment in Nigeria or anywhere else. Why do Nigerians do this to the image of our country? And why are these oyinbos so quick to believe the worst about us? It is either a persecuted transgender, maligned gay, or political fugitive. Not even in the days of the military did we have so many tales from 'Nigerian victims.' One day, this tendency will come back to bite everybody. You can't let this pervert lose on other women in hospitals. Sick!!!

Unknown said...

A married man trying to stroke another woman's breast? I see Nigerian men attitude in him.....they always represent.....



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Unknown said...

A monumental embarrasment to the Profession

Anonymous said...

I know this guy during our student days at college of medicine, unec - university of Nigeria Enugu campus and he goes after student nurses and sleep around wit them. Of course you can't do such things in UK so one day is for the thief and another day is for the owner

Anonymous said...

why oh why do we Nigerians choose to disgrace ourselves repeatedly???

Anonymous said...

Please what sort of far back gist are you bringing for us in 2015 biko

Unknown said...

Naughty doctor...very bad of him...

Anonymous said...

What a liar! The man is a bullshitter

Unknown said...

Nawa ooo, ds kind of man I never see. Linda please help me out.

Unknown said...

Molesting a woman who was suicidal is very wrong. He should learn his lessons now.

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Anonymous said...

Choi, this guy na my class mate for med school and e bin dey do born again then. So the thing dey hungry am like this. Choi choi!!!

Anonymous said...

"Cultural differences"?
What exactly do Drs in Nigeria get up to?

So it is acceptable to sexually harass and molest your patients in Nigeria?
Sounds like Sodom and Gomorra

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Anonymous said...

Sexual harrassment is Nigerian culture? The last LIB letter was about this very issue. This guy might have a point.

ciao said...

yep. i was gonna say cultural differences my ass. but the truth is many nigerian do this because they can get away with it. I have been hit on multiple to times by nigerian doctors and now I never ever see Gynaecologists in nigeria who are always all men. i once went in for pain in my stomach and got a tube (totally useless breast examination ).
nigerian doctors are perverts. when you hold your selves to a higher code, we may give you the respect you deserve.

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Anonymous said...

A LOT OF THE SO CALLED DOCTORS ARE MOTHER FUCKERS ASS HOLE, THEY ARE LIARS

ONE DOCTOR DID THIS SAME THING WITH ME IN LONDON , BUT I JUST KEPT QUIET , AND CHANGE MY SURGERY

Jide Lagos said...

oh well....go and sin no more sounds more like it

Unknown said...

Doing evil and citing cultural difference. God deliver u.

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Anonymous said...

Stupid doctor.They were lenient on u shaa

Unknown said...

So he's been encouraged to do more after he was guilty

Unknown said...

Lol, cultural difference indeed!

Unknown said...

I dey laff o......naija everywhere u go

Anonymous said...

He man not really be guilty. .This white women place lawsuit for no just cause in many occasions expecially when a black involved. That's why blacks need to take caution of things they do..It really a pity tho

ary said...

Animal hiding behind culture? Which culture let's you grope vulnerable women? Na all this things go make them think say na primitive people full Africa!

Unknown said...

Chio naija doctor .lol

Unknown said...

He got lucky dis tym, he may not go free next tym. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

He got lucky dis tym, he may not go free next tym. Linda take note!

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ASAMPOKOTO said...

THEY NEED TO DISMISS HIM COMPLETELY. NIGERIAN MEN ARE SERIAL HARRASERS. WHY DO THEY THINK EVERY WOMAN WANTS 'IT;? LIKE WHY? I HAVE NEVER UNDERSTOOD THIS MENTALITY. EVEN WHEN YOU SAY NO, THEY SAY YOU ARE JUST FRONTING. LOL! IM OVER THESE MEN REALLY SHA! BORN AND BRED PIGS.

Unknown said...

That's Nigeria for you.

Naijasportscrib.com said...

That was a bad call by the Doc. You are lucky to escape this one with gross punishment.

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Juleslouis said...

Ashewo ten kobo. I wish u were struck off. I hate it when doctors try to rape or molest their patients. Its very common in nigeria. And to think they feel they r doing u a favour is sickening.

Unknown said...

The myth behind the pussy still remains a mystery. It must have been made with a special ingredient. I think its time Dude retire to a Seminary 4 Celibacy things.

omogorgeous@ymail.com said...

Wow this article reminds me of the movie 'The good doctor' that was her he killed his patient in d movie all because of one stupid likeness. E was. Enchanted with her nd dat led to his killing her.

Unknown said...

Hmmm

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knowurway.com said...

Hmmm his a useless man

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Harsh Truth said...

Which kind cultural differences? Idiot. God done catch am. That's how they will be molesting women and girls in their hospital and cos these ones can't talk, he thought it will be sane in UK. And he is a psychiatrist even worse. They should have revoked his license. If he tries it again, may God end his career in Jesus name. Going around destroying young and old women.

Anonymous said...

Him mate dey save human beings for supermarket shoot out, na bobi be him problem. Mtscheeeeeeew.

Unknown said...

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Angela said...

Stupid Nigerian men! I am sure the fool has a wife at home.
The level of infidelity with Nigerian men is incredible! - I hope he is given a lesson he will not soon forget.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe this story for one bit.i went to school with this guy,UNN. We used to call him big K and this is not something that sounds close to what is in his character. Do you know what it feels like for someone to leave his home country to go and hustle abroad? Especially a doctor who knows that Nigeria will just treat him like shit if he has to return.a family man who has people depending on him,will now go and start groping someone's breast???

elo tasha said...

Hope he won't rape a patient someday..he lack self control

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Naughtybunny said...

Which cultural divide? This guys is just shameless nd clearly horny. to think dat he's married 2nd his wife is gonna see dis. What is he goin to tell her or their son. Dis is just wrong ethically nd otherwise. I don't understand Nigerian men sometimes, dey do not think twice when d John in between dere legs is awake. Are u thinkn of d embarrassment ure gonna cause ur wifey nd family when I do this things or its act now nd think later. I feel mortified for d wife already nd den d poor suicidal patient. He's licensed is suppose to be revoked.

Unknown said...

I have a feeling this guy is guilty

Unknown said...

That was very unprofessional of him. This doctor seems to be starved of intimacy. He is lucky he did not lose his job. Let's hope he has learned his lesson.

Unknown said...

Hin lucky mad man u dey fine breast and blaming cultural difference owk for naija women's breast are been touched anyhow by a doctors?

willie is working said...

What does he mean by cultural differences abeg? What does nigeria have to do with this? Very soon they will be sceptical about employing nigerian doctors. Onye nzuzu.

Anonymous said...

Fake excuse

Unknown said...

Kanu deserves more punishment

linda said...

I'm so ashamed ryt nw...nd later we wonder why d whites r so disgusted with us..kai!

Anonymous said...

Linda stop quoting the daily mail its not a credible paper. This story is according to what the woman said not what happened. The Daily Mail is after painting Nigerians & all none whites as animalistic and you are helping them with nonsense. No other paper covered this clearly fiction story.If this is what had happened the Dr would have been struck off. Unfortunately for these Nigerian Drs they keep getting themselves set up by these pretenders. The white women always feign these psychological problems to get Disabled Living allowance they are lazy. They also try to frame Drs to get pay outs. Just think in the UK no Dr can come to your house without permission. Why did she allow him to visit her. I bet you she wanted to be his wife & was disappointed he is married & turns the story into something else. They also sleep with black men enjoy the dick then say they were raped. Black man don't learn here in UK its not just Nigerins.

Unknown said...

Ifele emechi, see his stupid head sef.

Unknown said...

I don't even know who to believe in this story

Unknown said...

Ok

ebonyz... said...

Hmmmm

Unknown said...

Na wa to dis doctor sha..

Redcandy said...

For Pete's sake! We have enough character issues as Nigerians without those of you in diaspora adding to it. Please desist from this nonsense and do your job.

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Unknown said...

May God serve u punishment, which you will bear alone, the kind that will not affect your family members, just your miserable self

Unknown said...

His dick has brought him into serious trouble.

Pepe said...

Chai! The bad eggs giving Naija & Nigerians a bad name. Self control is key to lasting success.

Goodluck Till2019 said...

That is not how to be a Nigerian. Kanji na bastard

Anonymous said...

D-E-S-P-I-C-A-B-L-E!!! Cultural differences??? Idiot. Na so the guy wan take practice the psychiatry?, e go fall tire.

Karma strikes said...

Chai

Anonymous said...

Stupid Kanu, a disgrace to the medical profession. What cultural difference will make him do that. He should be jailed for life sef. The woman was vulnerable, even in Nigeria sef you don't just visit???? Patients. Haba dey spoil our country name. Foolish man

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He's quite lucky!

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Anonymous said...

Please can any one enlighten me on what he meant by 'cultural differences'. He is very stupid.

Anonymous said...

The doctor is a he goat. I know him personally. Both him and his wife. His wife is called Chineneye Mba Kalu. When we were younger she regularly had an orgy with 11 guys at No 18 Umuodu Orji, Ower right I'm State. She the worked at the bank where she sagged her manger on a regular basis. Emmanuel Kalu himself is a pimp, he often told his wife he was working night shift whilst spending it at a hotel in Glasgow with prostitutes . Their family is a messed up one.. I have known the couple for years .. knew the wife from childhood. .

Anonymous said...

Hey, I know the doctor personally. He is married to a lady call Chineneye. He sags anything on his way. He always book hotels to meet prostitutes and lie to his wife that he was working night shift.. He is a disgrace to Nigeria n's in Glasgow

Anonymous said...

of course he can claim that! shebi downgrading and molesting females na our culture na. Na the Naija way! foolish country

Anonymous said...

Ya big. K I knw can't do a thing like dat I called him and he confirm to me dat he was accuse wrongly and he hs been cleared of d mess, plp becareful d way u open ur mouth and vomit rubbish

Unknown said...

Lmao

Beautiful wifey said...

His business

Anonymous said...

Other Nigerian Doctors will pay for this guy's sin.
When next some Nigerian Doctors could not be granted Medical licence to Practice in the UK and the British Medical Council sighted "Cultural Difference" as the reason, I hope nobody should complain then.

Unknown said...

Exatily.

Anonymous said...

Is alright. Kontinu. #oneandonlynwa@gmail.com#

Subomi said...

there is always 2 sides to a story

Davido's driver said...

Choi

Anonymous said...

You surely don't know Big K that we'll then .. I worked with him for two years and I know how he brags about his infidelity.. He also has a nurse mistress yet that was not enough for him..

LeeBerty said...

Lmao @ you want it.. lol, this story is fishy abeg o.. So the woman still say down there while he was touching her anyhow?

Unknown said...

If u look at d man well well with adult eye u go kn say na dat kind man na, he is capable of d offence no doubt look at him very well

Anonymous said...

Abeg make we hear word jor. What was he seeking for in her house in the first place. Ashewo doctor!!!

Anonymous said...

Lmao..abeg check again. #AlomoBitters

Anonymous said...

Why are you insulting all men?

Anonymous said...

I tire oo

Anonymous said...

I have never been in that position before but I sure know that some obgyn doctors that are Nigerian are pervs and they chose that specialty for that reason. They need to be castrated, lol

Anonymous said...

They should castrate him b4 sending him back... na una de spoil our name for Abroad...

Anonymous said...

They should castrate him b4 sending him back... na una de spoil our name for Abroad...

Anonymous said...

this story is false and just a single story. Please always endeavour to hear the two sides of a story before jumping into conclusions and writing things about someone to damage the person's character. Dr Emmanuel never groped anybody's breast, he just tried to console her by patting her shoulders. The woman Ms. Karen is known for setting up most Nigerian doctors and professionals because they are all racist and are out to ridicule innocent Nigerians. Trust me Dr. Emmanuel Kanu is just a victim of a frustrated divorcee and thank God that she did not succeed in carrying her plans out. If Dr. Emmanuel Kanu was guilty, trust me he wouldn't be able to come out of it! The GMC and court are not stupid. We should always be careful when we report news from UK daily mails because they are always out to tarnish the image of Africans and especially Nigerians.

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