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Baba Ijesha: Survivor suffered vagina cut, says medical doctor

By Yetunde Ayobami Ojo
22 October 2021   |   2:58 am
The trial of Nollywood actor, James Olanrewaju also known as Baba Ijesha for alleged defilement of a 14 -year-old teenager continued, yesterday, at Special Sexual Offences Court, Ikeja

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The trial of Nollywood actor, James Olanrewaju also known as Baba Ijesha for alleged defilement of a 14 -year-old teenager continued, yesterday, at Special Sexual Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos with a medical doctor, Dr. Aniekan Makanjuola, testifying that the victim suffered vagina cut.
  
Dr. Makanjuola, the Clinical Director, Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF), under cross-examination by the defence counsel, Dada Awosika (SAN), said the examination of the survivor showed healed blunt laceration in her vagina.
 

 
She said further examination revealed that the survivor was not sexually active.

Makanjuola said: “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.”
  
The forensic medical examination expert clarified that the report she gave was neither 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, the witness in her evidence-in-chief led by the prosecution counsel, Y.A. Sule, told the court that when the survivor was examined by her team, they observed whitish discharge in her vagina.

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

She said: “Based on our findings, we sent our client to the laboratory to conduct further tests for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (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.”
 
Meanwhile, Justice Oluwatoyi Taiwo has adjourned further hearings till November 5 and 12, 2021.