Igbo Doctor Based In The US Arrested In Texas For Alleged Assault On Two Women
Nwafor Igbo, Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, 44, an orthopedic surgeon, has been arrested by McKinney police, Texas on suspicion of sexual assault on two female patients while they were under his care and faces two charges of sexual assault, according to court records.
He was arrested Friday, March 31, and booked at the Collin County Jail, where his bail was set at $50,000.
But His family has strongly denied the allegation via a statement issued to NBC5, on Monday, in which they wrote: "We flatly deny each and every false allegation and are confident that the legal system will vindicate Dr. Ozumba. We appreciate the support from our local and global community."
Dallas News reported that one of the women went to his office last week to be treated for a sports injury and Okechukwu opened half of her genitals to check for internal fluid and told her he needed to rub in the medication he had injected under her left hip, the woman told the police.
The arrest warrant affidavit stated that Ozumba massaged the area, then penetrated the woman's genitals with his fingers and massaged her inside and the woman's husband was sitting behind the doctor but couldn't see what was happening, police said.
However, the woman told police that she visited another doctor afterwards and asked whether what Ozumba had done was normal procedure. The second doctor informed her that Ozumba was "absolutely not supposed to penetrate her vagina," according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
Shortly after the visit, Ozumba asked the woman to download a messaging app and sent her a text asking what her favorite part of the procedure was, according to the affidavit.
The woman told police that she texted him back with a message that said "Not receiving a script," then deleted the app. Ozumba continued to text the woman and asked her to come back in, according to police.
Another woman reported a sexual assault to McKinney police in August that occurred during an appointment with Ozumba the same month, records show. According to an arrest warrant, she said she had gone to the doctor to get a shot for a physical disability.
Police believe that there may be other victims who were embarrassed to come forward. Now, they are urging anyone who was treated by Dr. Ozumba and was sexually abused to come forward.
According to his website, Dr. Ozumba participates in medical mission trips to his native Nigeria.
“He co-founded the Center for Advanced Specialty Surgery based in Lagos, with a mission to improve the quality of life by advancing the practice of orthopedics and other surgical specialties through investment, education, skills transfer, and providing the highest quality of care one patient at a time,” the website states.
He has since been released on bail pending the starting of the court case.