The United Kingdom’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service have cleared popular Nigerian Twitter doctor, Olufunmilayo Ogunsanya, of the rape allegations levied against him by his ex-girlfriend, Bolanle Aseyan.
In October 2020, Bolanle took to Twitter to accuse Olufunmilayo of sexually and emotionally abusing her for a long time, stating that she had evidence to support her claims.
Bolanle, who resides in the UK, explained that she refrained from filing charges earlier because it would make him lose his medical license in the UK.
See her tweet below,
At the time, Olufunmilayo denied the allegation and the case was brought before the UK Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. After a three-year trial, Olufunmilayo was declared innocent today, July 19.
The Tribunal’s verdict stated that the claims made by Bolanle were “determined but not proven.” Consequently, the tribunal ruled that his fitness to practice as a doctor in the UK remains unaffected.
Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, who also represents Olufunmilayo in Nigeria, took to Twitter this morning to announce the outcome of the tribunal.
Inibehe posted screenshots of the tribunal’s judgment, which exonerated Olufunmilayo. He added that Bolanle is currently facing civil and criminal cases in Nigeria.
See his tweet below,
BREAKING: Celebrity doctor and popular influencer, Dr. Olufunmilayo Ogunsanya, has just been vindicated and exonerated by UK’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service of allegation(s) of inappropriate conduct falsely leveled against him by his ex female friend, Dr. Bolanle Aseyan. pic.twitter.com/23z6neadIP
— Inibehe Effiong (@InibeheEffiong) July 19, 2023