Doctor advises Patient to Watch a Nigeria Church TV programme because she might be possessed by Demons

Dr Julius Awakame, 50, advised a patient to get help from a 24-hour church TV channel based in Nigeria because she might be possessed by demonic 'special forces'

A NHS psychiatrist advised a patient to get help from a 24-hour church TV channel based in Nigeria because she might be possessed by demonic 'special forces'. 

Dr Julius Awakame, 50, recorded medical notes diagnosing the woman as having a history of 'satanic ritual abuse' and said her issues could not be addressed by regular treatment.
Instead he gave her the name of the television station run by a church in Lagos adding: 'neither psychiatry not psychology would be able to help because there are special forces at play.'
The woman - known as Patient A - claimed Awakame also told her to get 'nice holy water' before 'switching off' during the consultation at a health centre in Harwich, Essex.

When community psychiatric nurse Martin Rowe later quizzed Awkame whether she she was possessed, the medic replied: 'She may well be' and claimed she had been thrown out of her local church due to her condition.
The doctor's employment with the North Essex Partnership Foundation Trust was terminated the following month.

Today Awkame - who has since returned to his native Ghana - faced being struck off after he was found guilty in his absence at a medical tribunal of a number of misconduct charges.
The consultation took place on January 23 2014 when Awakame was treating the vulnerable woman as an outpatient.
The hearing, in Manchester, was told he was made aware she had a 'Dissociative Identity' - a personality disorder - and a 'history of previous satanic ritual abuse' before making a record of it in his notes.
But Awakame, formerly of Ipswich, then told Patient A she had been 'initiated through satanic ritual' and wrote down a website address for her to access.

He told her the TV station was 'specifically targeted for people who experienced similar situations.'
And he said her problems 'could only be addressed by the church' before he wrote down the name and suggested she write a book about her experiences. Awakame was reported to a consultant psychiatrist at the Trust by Mr Rowe the day after the consultation. 

Following an investigation he was subsequently sacked and referred to the General Medical Council.
Awakame, who worked in various hospitals in the NHS from 1997 to 2014, will be disciplined next month by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. 
He is currently working as a lecturer in 'health informatics' in his home country where he graduated in medicine in 1993. 


  1. Noni how is the guy a Nigerian when the story says he is a native of Ghana. Not good enough. Caption questionable


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