A Nyanga doctor Dr. Oluwabusuyi Babalola, accused of raping a patient will now face three additional charges of rape; which took place two years ago. The latest charges came to light on Wednesday; when he appeared at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.
Babalola, 46, was arrested on Monday for raping his 26-year-old patient at the Nyanga community clinic when the unsuspecting patient visited the institution for treatment of back pain.
State prosecutor, Pumeza Mtuyedwa-Zondi, who gave an account of how the incident happened, said the promiscuous doctor deceived the rape survivor into believing that she had a vaginal infection. He, thereafter, told her rest on the edge of the clinic bed. After she obeyed, the doctor allegedly rubbed her vagina and then raped her.
He, thereafter, told her to rest on the edge of the clinic bed. After she obeyed, the doctor allegedly rubbed her vagina and then raped her.
Dr. Oluwabusuyi Babablola Faces Additional Rape Charges
Moving on, Mtuyedwa-Zondi disclosed that the doctor will now face four charges. This is after investigations linked him to three previous rape cases which took place in Mitchells Plain in 2014.
But Babalola’s lawyer, Likhayi Makana, objected the move, insisting that the additional charges were not made known to him on time.
“I was just informed about the previous cases today. It doesn’t make sense because if the State is to be believed, why have they not been finalised yet?. Please, Dr. Oluwabusuyi Babalola is a married man and the breadwinner of his family and has two young children who are under the age of five years old,” Makana wailed.
Meanwhile, the case has been postponed to October 11 for a formal bail application. As the court adjourned, Babalola’s wife and relatives left the arena in tears.
Western Cape Health Department spokesman Mark van der Heever said via an email that the department has since suspended all ties with the agency that employed the doctor pending the outcome of the investigation.
He added that they are also assisting SAPS with the investigation and have provided trauma counseling to the victim.