A Nigerian surgeon in McKinney, Texas, has had his medical license suspended amidst allegations of sexually abusing patients.
McKinney police arrested Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba on the 31st of March, charging him with two counts of sexual account.
The Texas Medical Board suspended his license “after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare,” a statement read.
“A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days’ notice to Dr. Ozumba, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Dr. Ozumba,” the statement added.
44-year old Ozumba hasn’t commented on the allegations, but his family has reacted in a publicly released statement.
“We flatly deny each and every false allegation and are confident that the legal system will vindicate Dr. Ozumba,” the statement read. “We appreciate the support from our local and global community.”
Per Dallas news, a woman accused Ozumba of penetrating her sexually during a check up.
One of the women went to his office last week to be treated for a sports injury, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. She told police that the doctor exposed half of her genitals to check for internal fluid and told her he needed to rub in the medication he had injected under her left hip.
Ozumba massaged the area, then penetrated the woman’s genitals with his fingers and massaged her inside, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. The woman’s husband was sitting behind the doctor but couldn’t see what was happening , police said.
Another woman, who visited Ozumba at the hospital for a sonogram, accused him of trying to masturbate her.
A nurse gave the woman paper shorts and a gown to cover herself during a sonogram, but the doctor told the woman that he couldn’t help her until she undressed and told her to cover up with a sheet, police said.
According to the woman’s account, Ozumba left the room and came back. He rubbed the outside of her legs like he was feeling for something and then began to rub the inside of her legs, she told police. The woman felt something poking her genitals and thought it was the sonogram machine cord but realized it was the doctor, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
Well, this is certainly disappointing. Keep checking back for the latest on this story.