Doctor Alex Oghorodi raped nurse in Gillingham flat, court told
trial is being heard at Maidstone Crown Court
by Julia Roberts
A doctor ignored a nurse's protests as he allegedly raped
her in a Gillingham flat, a court heard.
The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was said
to have been "pushed and pulled" into a bedroom by Alex Oghorodi
and his friend Otamere Uwubanmwen.
Maidstone Crown Court heard while Uwubanmwen left the room,
Oghorodi straddled her as she lay on the bed, removed her trousers
and underwear and then raped her.
The jury was told she repeatedly asked the 40-year-old to stop
as he fondled her and tried to kiss her during the alleged attack
in December 2011.
"She kept on moving her face to avoid being kissed on the lips,"
said prosecutor Nicholas Alexander. "She was becoming frightened...
Despite her clear protestations Oghorodi was not taking any notice
of her. She describes herself as freezing."
"She tried to push him off, but he was much stronger and more powerful than her and she was unable to stop him..." – Nicholas Alexander, prosecuting
The court was told after the alleged rape the nurse fell
asleep, only to be woken by a naked Uwubanmwen touching her bottom
and running his hand up her body.
Oghorodi, of Commissioners Court, New Stairs, Chatham, denies
rape while Uwubanmwen, 44, of Henrietta Chase, St Mary's Island,
denies sexual assault. Both men also deny an offence of assault by
beating on the same occasion.
The court heard Oghorodi had met the nurse earlier that year
while working at a hospital in Essex. He later invited her for
dinner while he was working at a different hospital and staying in
a hotel in Dartford. On that occasion they had consensual sex.
They met again at Uwubanmwen's flat in the early hours of
December 4, 2011. She did not know Uwubanmwen, who is known as
Patrick, but the trio went together to a nightclub in Gillingham
and then the Casino Rooms in Rochester.
The prosecutor told the court they were "drinking, listening to
music and dancing" before returning to Uwubanmwen's home.
The woman, who had had four or five glasses of champagne during
the evening, then lay on the sofa to go to sleep.
The court heard she declined Oghorodi's offer of sleeping in the
bedroom, but he then began to pull her by her arms off the sofa.
Uwubanmwen then joined in by pushing her off, it was
Mr Alexander said it was this "pushing and pulling"
that amounted to the assault charge.
Once in the bedroom, it is alleged Oghorodi started removing her
"She was telling him no," added the prosecutor. "She tried to
push him off, but he was much stronger and more powerful than her
and she was unable to stop him."
The court heard she repeatedly told Oghorodi to stop during her
She woke a few hours later and felt a hand running up her body.
Turning over, she saw a naked Uwubanmwen. Having asked him what he
was doing, he allegedly told her to relax.
The woman left the flat and went to see her sister. "She could
tell immediately that something was wrong just by looking at her,"
said Mr Alexander. "She started crying and was crying for some
The trial continues.
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