Military Doctor Fired by the Nigerian Army for Having Sex With His Colleague’s Pregnant Wife
Lieutenant Musa Mustapha Bature, a regimental medical doctor, has been dismissed after being found guilty of having sex with his colleague’s pregnant wife, Premium Times reports.
According to the publication, the 38-year-old officer was slammed with a two-count charge of illicit sexual relationship and unprofessional conduct at the court-martial which sat at the Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment of the 2 Division, Ojo, Ibadan in Oyo State.
Bature reportedly confessed to the crime and pleaded with the army to give him a corrective punishment instead of a terminal one.
Here’s what Premium Times said of the accused:
“Sources familiar with the trial said the accused, a native of Kebbi State, had a notorious history of sexual indiscipline in his four years of service. His conduct was recently brought to the attention of the army authority.
The doctor’s offence, namely indecent professional misconduct and having sex with a fellow soldier’s wife, contravene Sections 79 and 93 of the Armed Forces Act CAP A20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. The law prescribes jail term and dismissal from service with dishonour.”
However, delivering his judgement, the President of the Court Martial, Brigadier General Raji, said this:
“Given the level of treachery and the betrayal of trust you displayed by having sexual relation with your colleague’s wife, the court is tempted to award you a maximum sentence of five years in prison. The Court has however looked that you were only commissioned to the Nigerian Army in 2012, you may therefore not be well grounded in the traditions of the Nigerian Army. Ignorance, however, does not excuse your despicable behaviour. So therefore, the court sentences you as follows:-
On Count 1, dismissal with disgrace and dishonour. On Count 2, dismissal from the armed forces.
Note that these sentences are subject to confirmation by the Army Council and the sentences are to run concurrently.”
Premium Times adds that Bature took advantage of his colleague’s wife, a pregnant mum who visited the clinic for ante-natal check up. He reportedly “disregarded prescribed medical ethics requiring that such examination be carried out in the presence of a chaperon.”
In her testimony, the unnamed woman said Bature sexually stimulated her during her visit before proceeding to have sex with her. Later, she visited his home for yet another round of sex. But she was eaten by guilt and reported this to the barrack’s chaplain.
The young woman said she reported to the barrack’s chaplain after becoming crushed by the weight of her guilt.
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