A Nigerian doctor based in the UK who bombarded one of his female patients with romantic messages and sent flowers to her home has been suspended for 12 months.
Dr Chizoba Christopher Uzoh, who worked as a locum GP at Murdishaw Health Centre in Runcorn, told the harassed woman:
“I’ve been feeling like a school boy meeting a girl he fancied for the first time. I haven’t felt this way in a while.”
Dr Uzoh also sent flowers to her home, with a love note, which said:
“I hope it would be possible to make you mine someday.”
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service decided Dr Uzoh’s conduct was “sexually motivated” during his spree of phone calls, text messages, voicemails and posts to her home address.
He was found unfit to practice after a five day hearing in Manchester.
Uzoh was said to have pestered the woman between March and May, 2016, with one message reading:
“I saw you and I liked you and thought maybe we could go on a date.
“I am single and looking for a serious relationship and not intending to mess about.”
On the card which accompanied flowers to her address, was a message which said:
“My heart is pure, I care, I hope it would be possible to make you mine someday.”
The patient asked Dr Uzoh to stop bothering her, in one message reply, telling him: