Nigerian Nurse Probed For Sleeping With Patient

A Nigerian nurse in the United Kingdom is facing a probe for having sex with his former patient, a conduct considered to be unethical. He was said to have had sex with a patient after romancing her over a meal at a tapas restaurant while she was being treated for a mental breakdown.

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According to reports, Kenneth Ngobele quizzed the woman, a manic depressive, about her sexual history and her attitude to Nigerian men, it is alleged.

Ngobele later took the woman to a La Tasca restaurant and told her “You know I want to have sex with you”, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.

The vulnerable woman initially kept the alleged affair secret but eventually revealed all to health workers at a clinic.

Ngobele was working as a deputy charge nurse at the time of the allegations in 2009. It is claimed he met up with the woman after she was discharged from the hospital and twice visited her home for sex. He also threatened to release confidential information about the woman to her employer unless she met with him, the panel heard.

During an internal interview with trust bosses, Ngobele at first admitted some of the allegations, but soon “his assertions began to shift, with him creating an alternative scenario”, the panel was told.

Tope Adeyemi, for the NMC, said: “It is submitted that all of the registrant’s conduct was sexually motivated and constitutes a gross breach of his privileged position.”

Ngobele was sacked following the investigation. He denies all the charges he faces at the NMC hearing and if found guilty of misconduct he could be kicked out of the profession.

Source: PM News

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