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A doctor exposed by Sowetan for allegedly threatening his female staff with dismissal unless they had sex with him was denied bail yesterday.
Women employees at Saver Medicare and Khuveni Maternity Hospital in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, told Sowetan that Doctor Oluseyi Ayodele Oduntan was "such a sex pest he wanted to enjoy the nookie with almost every female employee there".
We reported on Monday that Nomthandazo Rapodile and Freda Mdluli said they were dismissed after refusing to roll in the hay with the Nigerian medico. Magauta Motloung, the hospital's secretary, said she could lose her job because she had also rebuffed his sexual advances.
Oduntan was arrested and charged with three counts of indecent assault.
Police spokesman Godin Nyathi said Oduntan, who appeared in the Benoni regional court, was denied bail because police wanted to verify his legal status in the country.
"We also want to check the validity of his documents and investigate the possibility of adding more charges," said Nyathi.
"According to the complainants, he has been harassing them for a long time. They decided to break the silence after sharing their experiences," said Nyathi.
Motloung told the police that the doctor bought her a cellphone and thereafter demanded to sleep with her. "Now that I have turned him down he has threatened to deduct the cellphone money from my salary," she said.
Sowetan had approached the doctor prior to his arrest on Saturday and he denied the allegations.
He refused to comment further and referred enquiries to his lawyer, Tersius Basson, who said: "Those allegations are rubbish.
"They have worked for him for a long time, so why are they only coming out now? My client has laid them off due to financial reasons."
Oduntan will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Monday.