Monday, May 15, 2006

Doctor 'offered illegal abortion'

A hospital doctor offered to carry out an illegal abortion on his married lover in his own flat, the General Medical Council (GMC) has been told. Dr Richard Akinrolabu produced a tray of medical equipment at his bedsit on Valentine's Day last year, it heard. Dr Akinrolabu, a senior house officer at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, West Sussex, had been having an affair with the woman since December 2004. He admits the affair but denies suggesting the illegal abortion. 'Distressed and hysterical' He also denies having sex without the woman's consent and assaulting her. The GMC Fitness to Practise panel was told that the woman, known as Ms A, became distressed and hysterical after finding out on 10 February she was pregnant. She was convinced Dr Akinrolabu was the father because they had had unprotected sex.

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