NEBBI: Quack medic arrested for raping patient at his clinic

Nebbi, (UG): Police in Nebbi district are holding one Francis Adabbu on suspicions of rape of a helplessly infirmed female juvenile entrusted under his care for therapeutic treatment.

Adabbu, an unlicensed medical practitioner masquerading as” Doctor Adabbu” allegedly raped the victim On Friday, September 07, at his quack treatment centre. The suspect is a resident at Onjuku Upper Cell in Nebbi Municipality, in the West Nile region.

During the ransacking of the premises of the suspect, police and accredited pharmacists found almost no accredited documents except one faint occupation of the herbal healer.

The victim’s father speaking to DailyExpress on Tuesday morning narrated that Adabbu administered medication to the child and recommended medical review after one month.

On the due date of the review, the father says he got committed and sent the child via bodaboda from Paidha to Adabbu’s clinic in Nebii. However, upon return, he noticed queer traits in the child and later confided in the mother until the child opened up about the rape.

Mr John Berocan Ongom, the LC1 Chairperson of Onjuku Cell confirmed the residence and occupation of the suspect, saying he was known as a medical personnel and helping people by treating some illnesses.

“I don’t know the reasons for his arrest because police didn’t come through me to apprehend him”, said Mr Ongom.

Meanwhile, Nebbi District Police Commander, Mr Amisi Kayondo revealed that police will file other cases of impersonation and possession of government drugs in addition to the aggravated defilement.

“Investigations are ongoing, the suspect is with us, and we shall see how to prosecute in courts of law,” Mr Kayondo told DailyExpress.

Subsequently, a case of sexual harassment has been filed against the suspect at Nebbi police under
SD REF:31/08/09/2023 and CRB:582/2023 as further investigations take lead.

The seemingly increasing sexual harassment of patients by medical practitioners is worth investigating by the Directorate of Health Governance and Regulations.

Mr Sadiki Jovono, a concerned resident of Paidha, reckoned the need to vigilantly provide companionship to the informed in the different health facilities because of the tainted ethics of the medical practitioners.

This incident has unearthed the shambles in the private clinics and treatment centres with mentored practitioners compromising the integrity of the medical profession.

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