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Baba Ijesha Penetrated Minor With Blunt Object, Doctor Tells Court As Trial Continues




As the trial of comic actor Baba Ijesha continues, a medical doctor has told an Ikeja Special Offences Court that the victim was penetrated with a blunt object.

This much was revealed at the resumed hearing of the sexual assault case brought against the actor.

According to Dr Aniekan Makanjuola who addressed the court on Thursday, October 21, “Our findings were that there was a blunt penetration of the vagina which was consistent with the client’s history.”

Makanjuola, a trained forensic medical examiner, is the Head of Clinical Services at Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF).

She continued: “We took her to the consulting room and she gave a history of the events from seven years ago. She did not mention these incidents to her mother but it began to affect her mood and academic performance.


“She disclosed what happened to her mother’s friend on April 16 who in turn informed her mother. We decided to do an examination.


“There was a normal external genitalia, we observed a healed laceration on the labia minora at the 3’0Clock position; we also observed a notch at the 6’0 clock position.


“Based on these findings, my lord, the client was sent to the laboratory for more tests, they were HIV 1 and 2, Hepatitis A, B, Syphilis and pregnancy and they all came out negative.


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


Dr Makanjuola added: “The healed lacerations connotes that the lacerations found in the genitalia were not something that was recent my lord.”


Comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, better known as Princess, the foster mother of the minor, was present in court to observe the proceedings.





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