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Saturday, 23 January 2016

NHS Psychiatrist 'Prescribes' Nigerian Church To Patient



Dr Julius Awakame, pictured above, a 50 year old Ghanaian psychiatrist in the UK, is in danger of being struck off the General Medical Council's (GMC) register for allegedly telling his patient to seek help from a Nigerian church for her 'possession' by demonic forces.
His patient, who happens to be a satanist, was, according to Dr Awakame's medical history notes on January 23 2014, the subject of satanic ritual abuse and in his parochial opinion, she could not be helped by medical science since there were special forces at play. He recommended the "nice holy water" from the church and even confided in a psychiatric nurse, who had enquired about his patient's condition, that she was indeed possessed. He was fired the next month from the North Essex Foundation Trust, which also passed his case on to the GMC.


His misconduct is being heard in Manchester where the panel was told that Dr Awakame gave his patient the website of the church tv station (which he said specialised in handling cases like hers) to access, even after being made aware she had a Dissociative Identity, a personality disorder. He told her that her demonic possession was a result of all the static rituals she had undergone, and that she should consider writing a book. The distraught woman said she had "switched off" after hearing her doctor tell her that no psychiatrist or psychologist could help her, the same way her parents had told her, throughout her childhood, that no one would believe, or help her.

I have no doubt that the 24 hour online tv station is Emmanuel tv, owned by prophet TB Joshua, the leader and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). Mr Joshua brazenly promotes his 'prophetic' and deliverance (exorcism) abilities on his Emmanuel tv, and also the ability to heal all sorts of ailments. He has been mired in more controversy following the death of at least 108 persons after an illegal multi-storey guesthouse which was still under construction near his church, collapsed. He was also inexplicably absent for at least six months, only to resurface dramatically a few days into the new year, and consequently missed the first day of his trial, last November, for his involvement in the deaths caused by his collapsed building.

It is not surprising that Dr Awakame would do this, given his origins, but it grossly undermines his education (he has a masters degree from the University of London, and a PhD from the University of Leeds, as well as a medical degree from Ghana) that he should even be party to such an absurdity. Like they say, "you can take the monkey out of the jungle, but you cannot take the jungle out of the monkey," and "a pig in a suit is still a pig."


Kudos to Vinotemia for the link.