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Bolanle Aseyan: A Look at Dr Olufunmilayo’s False Accuser and a Call for Punitive Measures Against False Accusations



The United Kingdom’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has exonerated renowned Twitter doctor, Dr. Olufunmilayo Ogunsanya, from the rape allegations made against him by his former girlfriend, Dr. Bolanle Aseyan. The tribunal’s decision, based on a balance of probability, has dealt a significant blow to the credibility of the accusations, revealing them to be unsubstantiated and devoid of merit.

Dr. Olufunmilayo and Bolanle Aseyan
Dr. Olufunmilayo and Bolanle Aseyan

The social media influencer, Dr. Olufunmilayo, temporarily withdrew from Twitter during the investigation, but his lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has now shared the tribunal’s judgment on his Twitter handle, clearing his name of any wrongdoing. The tribunal not only absolved Dr. Olufunmilayo of the allegations but also declared that his fitness to practice remained unimpaired.

The ordeal began in November 2019 when Dr. Olufunmilayo, known as OurFavOnlineDoctor on Twitter, met Dr. Bolanle Aseyan, an alumna of LASUTH (Lagos State University Teaching Hospital), on the social media platform. Their online interactions eventually led to a romantic relationship, and Dr. Bolanle Aseyan sponsored by Dr. Olufunmilayo, moved from her home country, Nigeria, to the United Kingdom to be with the Doctor. However, what seemed like a blossoming love story eventually turned into a tale of vindictiveness and false accusations.

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the relationship between Dr. Olufunmilayo and Dr. Bolanle Aseyan soured, and they decided to part ways. Subsequently, Dr. Bolanle Aseyan resorted to making serious allegations against Dr. Olufunmilayo. Firstly, she accused him of rape and domestic violence, leading to his arrest by the UK Metropolitan Police. However, upon thorough investigation, the police found the allegations to be baseless and unsubstantiated, leading to Dr. Olufunmilayo’s exoneration.

Unfazed by the lack of evidence to support her initial accusations, Dr. Bolanle Aseyan proceeded to file a complaint with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK, with the intention of having Dr. Olufunmilayo’s medical practice license revoked. The GMC referred the matter to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), which conducted a rigorous inquiry into the allegations.

Dr. Bolanle Aseyan took to Twitter, accusing Dr. Olufunmilayo of sexual abuse. She alleged that the doctor presented a different persona online and claimed to have evidence of his alleged actions. Dr. Olufunmilayo strongly denied these accusations, but that was just not enough to vindicate him. The case lasted three years in court, and he was eventually exonerated.

After three years of trial, the tribunal’s ruling in favor of Dr. Olufunmilayo emphasizes the importance of fair investigation and the need to examine evidence with utmost scrutiny. False accusations of sexual misconduct can have significant consequences on the accused individuals’ personal and professional lives, and this case to a great extent, shows what harm baseless allegations can cause.

Since the final ruling of the United Kingdom’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, attention has turned to Dr. Bolanle Aseyan, who now faces both civil and criminal lawsuits in Nigeria for her actions. The consequences of making false accusations are serious, and this scenario should serve as a deterrent to others who may contemplate using social media platforms to tarnish someone’s reputation without sufficient evidence.

This latest development in the case of Dr. Olufunmilayo showcases the importance of a fair legal system and emphasizes the significance of due process. The impact of false accusations extends beyond the individuals involved; it can undermine the trust within professional communities and erode public confidence in those tasked with providing essential services. Thus, it is imperative that those who propagate false allegations are held accountable to safeguard the integrity of such systems.

Bolanle Aseyan has since received a lot of criticism from Nigerians, both at home and abroad. Here are some of the widespread reactions:

In conclusion, the exoneration of Dr. Olufunmilayo Ogunsanya by the UK Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service underscores the gravity of false accusations and the necessity for a stringent approach to such claims. The case of Bolanle Aseyan serves as a reminder of the potential consequences of making baseless allegations against people. False accusation is a serious offence as it is capable of ruining the career of the individual being accused. A society that maintains law and order should ensure no false accuser goes unpunished.

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Oladiti Oluwajuwon is an experienced writer with 5+ years' expertise in captivating blog posts, articles (spiritual, educational, academic), and insightful news pieces. With a keen eye for detail, he specializes in diverse content, including political news and academic info such as degrees, schools, and admission requirements.

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African Union Takes Action: Republic of Niger Suspended Amidst Political Unrest



In a decisive move that reverberated across the continent, the African Union (AU) announced the suspension of the Republic of Niger from its membership ranks.

This momentous decision was unveiled during the African Union’s Peace and Security Council meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday, August 22.

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The suspension stems from the recent political turmoil that engulfed the nation, with the African Union pointing to the coup orchestrated by Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani on Wednesday, July 26. As part of a series of sanctions imposed on the francophone West African country, the Republic of Niger faced the repercussions of its internal upheaval.

The African Union’s stance was uncompromising, as it made it clear that Western nations seeking to meddle in African affairs should refrain from interfering. This firm message was directed from the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the AU’s call for autonomy echoed loudly.

The events leading up to Niger’s suspension unfolded against a backdrop of political uncertainty and unrest. The coup in Niger, orchestrated by Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani, prompted the Afican Union to take action. Their decision to suspend Niger was not taken lightly and was ratified during the Peace and Security Council meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 22.

The aftermath of the military takeover in left President Mohamed Bazoum in captivity, held under the close watch of the juntas in Niger. Despite international pressure, the release of the president and his family remains elusive. This tense situation compelled the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to intervene, imposing sanctions on Niger and establishing a deadline for the initiation of military intervention by the sub-regional body’s standby forces.

The suspension of the Republic of Niger from the African Union serves as a stark reminder of the continent’s commitment to upholding stability and safeguarding democratic governance. The swift response underscores the African Union’s dedication to maintaining order and security within its member states, sending a resounding message to the global community about the importance of respecting Africa’s sovereignty.

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Peter Obi: “I Campaigned For Presidency Because I Can Say It Any Day, I Will Solve The Problem Of Nigeria”



In a recent tweet that has caught the attention of many, @MissPearls shares an inspiring declaration made by former Anambra state governor and Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi. According to @MissPearls, Peter Obi proclaimed, “I campaigned for Presidency because I can say it any day, I Will SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA. All these confusion everywhere can BE SOLVED, and I am PREPARED for it”

Peter Obi: I Campaigned For Presidency Because I Can Say It Any Day, I Will Solve The Problem Of Nigeria.

Peter Obi’s bid for the presidency in the recent elections stirred considerable excitement and garnered support from diverse quarters, particularly the youth demographic. The former governor is known for his progressive ideas and pragmatic approach to governance, which resonated with many Nigerians who sought change and effective solutions to the country’s myriad challenges.

Despite his extensive support and well-articulated vision, Peter Obi’s presidential ambitions faced formidable opponents in the election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released results that placed him behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who emerged as the winner, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who came second. However, these results were met with skepticism due to apparent electoral irregularities that marred the integrity of the process.

In response to the controversial election outcome, both Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar filed legal challenges against the INEC’s declaration. This move underscores their commitment to upholding the democratic process and ensuring that the voice of the electorate is accurately reflected. As the election Tribunal Judges prepare to deliver their verdict, Nigeria watches with bated breath, eager to witness justice being served.

Meanwhile, the administration of Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken significant policy actions since assuming office. The removal of fuel subsidies and the decision to float the Naira have triggered mixed reactions across the nation. While these measures may be intended to foster economic stability and growth, the immediate consequences have been felt by everyday Nigerians. The cost of living has surged, and the socio-economic effects on the rich and the poor have become more pronounced.

As the Nigerian population navigates these shifts, the aftermath of the election and the ensuing governance strategies offer a critical juncture for evaluating the nation’s trajectory. The voices of discontent, expressed by citizens facing the brunt of these policies, highlight the necessity for leaders to prioritize the well-being of the populace while pursuing economic advancements. It is essential for the government to strike a balance between fiscal prudence and safeguarding the interests of the vulnerable segments of society.

The policy changes implemented by Bola Tinubu have shed light on the delicate balance between progress and the welfare of the people. As the nation waits for the tribunal’s judgment and the dust settles on the recent election, Nigeria stands at a crossroads, with the potential to reshape its future trajectory and address the systemic challenges that have held it back for far too long.

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Youths in Kano Defy Police Ban to Protest Alleged Tribunal Bribery



Hundreds of determined youths in Kano took to the streets, defying a police ban, to protest what they perceive as attempts to manipulate the state election petition tribunal. This incident unfolded against the backdrop of a ban on protests by the Commissioner of Police, Usuani Gumel, following revelations of alleged plots to obstruct justice through financial inducement in legal proceedings.

Youths in kano

The rally, which unfolded outside the state government house, saw impassioned youths brandishing placards with messages that underscored their commitment to justice and the integrity of the electoral process. Their actions were sparked by concerns over an alleged plan to bribe the state election petition tribunal, casting a shadow over the fairness of the process.

The ban on protests was issued in response to recent revelations made by Justice Flora Azinge, who unveiled purported schemes by lawyers to disrupt the course of justice through financial incentives. The Commissioner of Police cited “confirmatory intelligence products” as the basis for this decision, leaving a contentious atmosphere surrounding the freedom of assembly and the right to peaceful protest.

This ban, however, failed to deter the resolute youths who carried a variety of placards conveying their strong stance against corruption, manipulation, and injustice. The slogans they chanted resonated with their determination to safeguard the sanctity of the electoral process and uphold transparency in governance.

Among the messages displayed, one placard caught the eye with its direct callout: “Gandollar, stop spoiling the name of Tinubu.” This highlights the allegation that financial impropriety is tainting the reputation of key political figures.

In a video circulated online, the enthusiastic protesters chanted slogans that echoed their deep-seated concerns. Chants of “No to corruption,” “No to injustice,” and “No to manipulation” reverberated through the crowd, embodying the youth’s unwavering commitment to fair and accountable governance.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf praised the peaceful conduct of the protesters and assured them that their concerns would be relayed to President Bola Tinubu. This gesture recognizes the role of the youth in shaping political discourse and underscores the importance of their voices in the pursuit of a just society.

In conclusion, the youths in Kano have seized the moment to voice their concerns and demands for an unbiased electoral process. Their defiance of the police ban serves as a reminder that public sentiment cannot be easily suppressed. As this incident unfolds, it raises important questions about the delicate balance between freedom of assembly, legitimate protest, and maintaining public order. It also underscores the critical role of the youth in shaping the political landscape and demanding accountability from their leaders.

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