Tribunal suspends Nigerian Doctor for hugging, blowing a kiss at colleague in Canada

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Tribunal has suspended a Canada-based Nigerian doctor for getting intimate with his colleague at work.

It was learnt that the medical doctor identified as Efe Ovueni was suspended for three months over unprofessional conduct by hugging and blowing a kiss at her co-worker without her consent.

The doctor was also fined $3,000 and is liable for the undisclosed cost of the hearing and investigation. With the fine and suspension which takes immediate effect, Ovueni has been banned from medical practice for over 90 days.

The suspension was announced on Thursday following a hearing by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) tribunal — the hearing was concluded in December 2021.

The doctor was found to have committed the offence on January 21, 2020. The doctor admitted his unprofessional conduct during the tribunal hearing, promising to turn a new leaf.

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