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Baba Ijesha: It was blunt penetration – Doctor confirms

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A medical physician, Dr Aniekan Makanjuola, on Thursday narrated earlier than an Ikeja Particular Offences Courtroom how a minor (identify withheld) was allegedly defiled by Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias “Baba Ijesha”.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that Makanjuola made the revelation whereas being led in proof by the state prosecutor, Mr Yusuf Sule, throughout the trial of the embattled actor over allegations of defilement.

“Our findings have been that there was a blunt penetration of the vagina which was in line with the consumer’s historical past,” she stated.

Makanjuola, a educated forensic medical expert, is Head of Scientific Providers at Girls at Danger Worldwide Basis (WARIF). She was testifying because the fourth prosecution witness.

She stated: “We took her to the consulting room and he or she gave a historical past of the occasions from seven-years in the past. She didn’t point out these incidents to her mom nevertheless it started to have an effect on her temper and tutorial efficiency.

“She disclosed what occurred to her mom’s good friend on April 16 who in flip knowledgeable her mom. We determined to do an examination.

“There was a traditional exterior genitalia, we noticed a healed laceration on the labia minora on the 3’0Clock place; we additionally noticed a notch on the 6’0 clock place.

“Primarily based on these findings, my lord, the consumer was despatched to the laboratory for extra assessments, they have been HIV 1 and a pair of, Hepatitis A, B, Syphilis and being pregnant they usually all got here out destructive.

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“She was despatched for psychological evaluation and a report was made, authenticated and despatched to the SCID.”

Following the revelations, the prosecution tendered the referral letter and medical report as proof to the courtroom. They have been admitted as proof and marked as Exhibit J and J1.

Whereas underneath cross-examination by defence counsel, Mr Dada Awosika (SAN), Makanjuola revealed that WARIF is a sexual assault referral centre.

She stated that she performed the medical examination based mostly on the consumer’s historical past.

“The healed lacerations connotes is that the lacerations discovered within the genitalia weren’t one thing that was latest my lord,”

Baba Ijesha is dealing with a six-count cost bordering on indecent remedy of a kid, sexual assault, tried sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration.

Actress and comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, alias Princess, the foster mom of the minor, was current in courtroom to watch the proceedings.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the case till Nov. 5 and 12 for continuation of trial.

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