An Nigerian healthcare assistant who raped a 73-year-old pensioner in her nursing home bed during lockdown at a Co Dublin facility in the early hours of April 3, 2020, has been jailed for 11 years.
Emmanuel Adeniji had denied rape but later pleaded guilty after his DNA matched a sample from the woman with Alzheimer’s. The victim, who was attacked at 3am, remains terrified the predator will return to her room.
The judge described his crime as “an egregious breach of trust by a qualified and experienced healthcare worker”. Adeniji is a trained healthcare professional who has worked in healthcare for 15 years.
He was recorded on CCTV going in and coming out of the woman’s room at the nursing home. She was found later that morning in a distressed state by a staff member doing her rounds.