Baba Ijesha: Alleged victim had healed blunt laceration in her vagina – Witness

October 21, 2021
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LAGOS Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Sexual Offences Court, Ikeja 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 this disclosure while under cross-examination by the defense 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.

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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 nor 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 virgina.

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

“They were all negative. We placed her on prophylactic antibiotics.

“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 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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