Medical Expert Insists Baba Ijesa Inflicts Laceration On Minor Vagina

An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Thursday was stunned when heard that the 14-year old teenager allegedly defiled by Nollywood actor, James Olanrewaju a.k.a Baba Ijesha, had healed blunt laceration in her private part.

The Clinical Director, Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) Dr Aniekan Makanjuola stated this while under cross by the defense led by Dada Awosika (SAN).

Dr Makanjuola further said examination of the survivor showed that she was not sexually active.

The medical practitioner was giving evidence before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo in the defilement charge brought against Baba Ijesha by the Lagos State Government.

Dr Makanjuola, a forensic medical examination expert 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.”

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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.

“Base 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 prophilatic anti-biotics.

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“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 personnels and a psychologist.

Justice Taiwo adjourned further hearing till November 5 and 12.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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