Mcdouglas defilement: Result shows sexual assault, says doctor
• Defendant to file no case submission
Dr Maria Fadaka, a prosecution witness at the ongoing trial of Pastor Chris Mcdouglas for defilement, yesterday, told a Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, that medical examination carried out on 17-year-old member of Peculiar Generation Assembly Church, Lagos, showed forceful and repeated vagina penetration.
Mcdouglas, a pastor at Peculiar Generation Assembly Church, Lagos, is facing a nine-count charge of defilement brought against him by Lagos State government for defiling the teenager, to which he pleaded not guilty.
Fadaka, a medical doctor and public health officer at Mirabel Medical Centre at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), narrated how the examination was carried out on the survivor.
Led in evidence by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dr. Babajide Martins, she told the court that the survivor, (name withheld) presented herself for medical examination on May 12, 2020, a week after sexual intercourse with the defendant.
She said: “ The survivor came to Mirabel Centre on May 12, 2020 and complained that she was raped by her pastor.
“The survivor said the last sex escapade occurred about a month prior to her presentation at the centre. The result of the medical examination showed forceful and repeated vagina penetration.”
After her testimony, the DPP tendered a copy of the medical report dated May 14, 2020, and it was admitted in evidence without objection from the defence counsel, Mr. Suleiman Salami
When Salami cross-examined the witness, she told the court that she was an employee of LASUTH and that it was possible for someone who has had consensual sex to have repeated vagina penetration.
She explained that she only reviewed the history of the survivor, written by the counsellor at the centre, which was captured in her report.
The doctor said that the survivor did not mention to her that she was defiled through the anus, while there was no DNA test carried out to ascertain that the defendant committed the alleged offences.
At the last proceeding on January 9, the survivor’s mother and one Inspector Akikuowo Omiere, testified against the pastor.
After the doctor’s testimony, the prosecution told the court that she would be closing its case against the defendant.
Salami therefore informed the court that he intends to file ‘a no case submission’, which he said will be served on the prosecution.
After listening to the counsel, Justice Oshodi adjourned to April 27, 2023, for filing and adoption of no case submission application.