Baba Ijesha: The Minor Was Defiled By Blunt Penetration - Doctor Tells Court


A medical doctor told the court during the resumed hearing in comedian Baba Ijesha's sexual assault case that the minor who the actor allegedly assaulted was indeed defiled.

 

Dr Aniekan Makanjuola on Thursday, October 21, narrated his findings before an Ikeja Special Offences Court.

 

Dr. Makanjuola said: "Our findings were that there was a blunt penetration of the vagina which was consistent with the client’s history."

 

Makanjuola, a trained forensic medical examiner, is the Head of Clinical Services at Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF).


She continued: "We took her to the consulting room and she gave a history of the events from seven years ago. She did not mention these incidents to her mother but it began to affect her mood and academic performance.

 

"She disclosed what happened to her mother’s friend on April 16 who in turn informed her mother. We decided to do an examination.


"There was a normal external genitalia, we observed a healed laceration on the labia minora at the 3’0Clock position; we also observed a notch at the 6’0 clock position.


"Based on these findings, my lord, the client was sent to the laboratory for more tests, they were HIV 1 and 2, Hepatitis A, B, Syphilis and pregnancy and they all came out negative.


"She was sent for psychological assessment and a report was made, authenticated and sent to the SCID."

 

Dr Makanjuola added: "The healed lacerations connotes that the lacerations found in the genitalia were not something that was recent my lord."

 

Comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, better known as Princess, the foster mother of the minor, was present in court to observe the proceedings.

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