Olufunmilayo Ogunsanya, a well-known Twitter doctor from the United Kingdom, has been cleared of rape allegations made against him by his former girlfriend’s friend, Dr. Bolanle Aseyan. The UK’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service exonerated him from these accusations. Inibehe Effiong, a human rights lawyer representing Olufunmilayo in Nigeria, shared the news on his Twitter account and screenshots of the Tribunal’s judgment on Wednesday.
After temporarily stepping back from Twitter, the social media influencer was vindicated by the UK Police, as their investigation found the allegations to be baseless and unsupported.
The statement partly read, “Today, July 19, 2023, the Tribunal has announced their decision and determined that all the allegations against Dr Funmi have not been proved.
“The Tribunal ruled that Dr Funmi’s fitness to practice has not been impaired.
“It is important to state that the standard of proof at the Tribunal, which resulted in their findings, was based on a balance of probability; and not proved beyond a reasonable doubt. This is very significant because it shows that the allegation had no iota of merit or credibility.
“This latest vindication of Funmi is a victory for all victims of false accusations of sexual misconduct.
“As one of the lawyers to Funmi in Nigeria, I’m excited by the outcome of the case at the Medical Tribunal.
“The false accuser, Dr Bolanle Aseyan, is currently facing both civil and criminal lawsuits in Nigeria for her actions.”
In October 2020, Bolanle, who resides in the UK and goes by the Twitter handle #bola_aseyan, accused Olufunmilayo of sexual abuse through tweets. She asserted that Olufunmilayo’s online persona differed from his real self and claimed to possess evidence of the alleged misconduct.
Olufunmilayo, on the other hand, vehemently denied the accusation. Subsequently, the case was brought before the UK Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, and after three years of trial, Olufunmilayo was cleared of all charges and exonerated from the allegations.