Student Molested Inside Bus – Sexual Court Hears

A medical doctor, Dr Oyedeji Alagbe, has told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, how a man, Opeyemi Olasehan, allegedly fingered a 10-year-old girl he offers to help on a commercial bus.

Dr Alagbe, a consultant at the Mirabel Centre, a sexual assault referral centre, while being led in evidence by the State Prosecutor, Ms Ajeigbe Abolade, the medical doctor told the court that he was before the court to interpret the survivor’s medical report on how she was allegedly fingered by the defendant in a commercial bus on her way to school.

“The survivor presented herself to the Mirabel Medical Centre on Dec. 2, 2019, and gave a brief account that she was on her way to school on the same day and boarded a bus.

“She said a man on the bus volunteered to lap her to save cost. coincidentally, she said a teacher from her school was also on the bus.

“Along the way, she said suddenly screamed aloud and when she was asked what happened, she said the man tried to finger. Hence, the bus was diverted to a nearby police station.

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“The survivor also declared that she had suffered repeated pain in her vagina having been raped by the son of her father’s landlord named one Khalid.,” he said.

The witness, who said that the father of the survivor also corroborated the report that was disclosed to him noted that he observed the survivor physically and carried out a genital examination on her.

“The labia minora had a fresh and resolving bruised surface. The general body of her inner vagina was also reddened. It has no natural covering called hymen hence the vagina canal was visible and red. I went further to examine the anus but there was nothing abnormal.

“The genital findings show recent and previous forceful blunt penetration into the vagina which could have resulted from repeated forceful vagina intercourse.

“Examples of blunt forceful objects can be likened to penis, fingers, candles, cucumber or any other smooth surface objects. I managed the survivor medically after the examination by giving her drugs and forwarded the report to the administrative unit of Mirabel, he said.

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In cross-examination by the defence counsel, Mrs R.O. Owolabi, the witness said that the survivor did not give an account if her pant was removed on the bus, noted that his report was not to indict anyone as he had never come across the defendant.

“You said the survivor raised alarm. could it be that she was being triggered by what happened to her in the past?” Owolabi Asked.

“Opinion wise by Lord, there is a possibility. The survivor never said the defendant defiled her. She only said he fingered her,” the witness said.

Justice Soladoye adjourned the case until June 13 for the continuation of the trial.


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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