A Nigerian doctor in the UK has been suspended for six months after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a female patient.

Dr. Emmanuel Kanu(pictured) had visited a female patient whose name was withheld on September 3, 2011, after collecting her phone number when the divorcee(woman) was brought into the hospital where he worked after taking a ‘substantial overdose’.

Reports have it that she was still recovering in an emergency ward bed when the 36-year-old and father-of-one asked for her mobile number and then rang her when she was discharged five days later to say he was ‘thinking of her’.

Kanu who is married arranged to meet the mother-of-two at her home in Darlington for what the woman believed was a medical assessment.

In her report before the General Medical Council, the mother-of-two alleged that Kanu stroked her breast, repeatedly tried to kiss her and told her, ‘You want it’ when she tried to escape his clutches during the visit – which he hid from colleagues.

When the 43-year-old later texted him to tell him to stop ringing her he withheld his number on the next call.

But Kanu, a married Nigerian father of one, has been allowed to keep his job by a fitness to practise panel even though the General Medical Council called for him to be struck off.

He told the panel he had not molested the patient and claimed ‘cultural differences’ led to the visit on September 3, 2011, saying: ‘There is a clear divide between the doctor and the patient here, which is very different in Nigeria.’

However, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service suspended the 36-year-old for six months after he was found guilty of sexually motivated misconduct.

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