Friday 24 November 2017

Doctor lied about having sex with three patients, inquiry hears

The doctor before the Medical Council previously had his licence revoked in Canada, the Medical Council Inquiry heard
The doctor before the Medical Council previously had his licence revoked in Canada, the Medical Council Inquiry heard

A MEDICAL Council Inquiry has begun hearing evidence against a doctor who is accused of lying in his application to practice medicine in Ireland.

Dr Bolarinwa Oluwole, a Nigerian psychiatrist with addresses in Athlone and Blanchardstown faces three allegations of professional misconduct.

He had his licence to practice medicine in Canada revoked in 2012 after admitting to having sexual relations with three female patients.

Dr Oluwole is accussed of lying about this when applying to practice medicine in Ireland the same year.

Documents from Canada show Dr Oluwole was struck off after admitting to charges of sexual misconduct with three female patients between 2008 and 2010 when he was working at  Yarmouth Regional Hospital in Nova Scotia.

The patients were all seeking psychiatric help, but instead Dr Oluwole exchanged sexually explicit messages, had inappropriate physical contact, and in two of the cases, had sexual intercourse with the women.

He also kept material of an inappropriate nature in his office, including condoms and sexually explicit photographs.

Dr Oluwole’s worked just one day as a locum-psychologist in the Cavan-Monaghan mental health services area before his history became apparent following a tip-off from Canada by phone.

He was immediately put on leave and had his contract terminated two days later.

This morning, the inquiry heard that numerous attempts to contact Dr Oluwole to inform him of the proceedings against him have been unsuccessful.

He has not turned up for today’s hearing and has no legal representatives present.

Irish Independent

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