Family doctor charged with adultery

Micheal Owoicho, a Jos-based family doctor, has been docked at a Jos Upper Area Court 1 in Plateau on allegations of adultery and his alleged partner is one of his patients.

However, the accused, a staff of the Jos University Teaching Hospital and Medical Director (MD) of Elroi Hospital, had pleaded not guilty to the offence.

His accuser, Mr Maduabuchi Orji, had reported that Owoicho, who was his family doctor, was having an affair with his wife to the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Jos.

The prosecutor told the court that the complainant said that he had suspected that his wife, Ifeoma Sharon Orji, was having an affair with the family doctor for a long time.

According to him, “The accused enticed, with criminal intent, the lawful wife of the complainant eliciting sexual intercourse with her.’’

Alex said that the offence was forbidden under the native law and custom of the Idoma people of Benue State (the accused’s tribe) and was also a criminal offence, contrary to and punishable under Sections 387 and 389 of the Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria.

The case has been adjourned to Aug. 30, for further hearing.


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