Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that Dr Nwigwe on one or more dates between 3 May 2020 and 14 July 2020, was charged with one or more counts of a sexual offence involving a child under 16 years of age and use of a device to send indecent communication to a person under 16 years of age and failed to notify the GMC without delay of these charges.
It is further alleged that on 8 July 2021 at the County Court of Victoria, Australia, Dr Nwigwe was convicted of four counts of a sexual offence involving a child under 16 years of age and, one count of using a device to send indecent communication to person under 16 years of age. It is alleged that Dr Nwigwe was given a custodial sentence of six years and six months and, a reporting period of life.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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