Baba Ijesha alleged victim had healed blunt laceration on her private part – Witness


Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of Ikeja Sexual Offences Court on Thursday was told that the 14-year old teenager al­legedly defiled by Nollywood actor, James Olanrewaju a.k.a. Baba Ijesha, showed healed blunt laceration in her vagi­na.

The Clinical Director, Women At Risk Internation­al Foundation (WARIF), Dr. Aniekan Makanjuola, made the disclosure while under cross-examination by the defence team led by Dada Awosika (SAN) in the defile­ment charge brought against Baba Ijesha by the Lagos State Government.

Dr. Makanjuola said fur­ther examination of the sur­vivor also showed that she was not sexually active.
Dr. Makanjuola, a forensic medical examination expert, contended, “It was a minor lac­eration that may not necessar­ily mean blood was gushing out when it happened.

“There was rupture on that part of the vagina but it has healed.”

She clarified that the report she gave was not based on the story told by the survivor or on the account by her mother but on the forensic examination carried out on her.

Earlier while being led in evidence by the prosecution, Y.A. Sule, the witness told the court that when the survivor was examined by her team, they observed whitish dis­charge in her vagina.

“Based on our findings, we sent our client to the laborato­ry to conduct further test on HIV 1 and II, Hepatitis B and C.

“They were all negative. We placed her on prophylac­tic anti-biotic. She was sent for psychological assessment and we gave a report of our findings and examinations. I authenticated the report as head of clinical services and sent it to State CID, Panti,” she stated.

She said the examination of the victim was conducted by medical personnel and a psychologist .

The matter was subse­quently adjourned till Novem­ber 5 and 12.

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