Testifying before Justice Sybil Nwaka at the resumed trial of Adegboyega Adenekan, a medical expert on Friday told the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court that her findings revealed that the two-year and 11-month old pupil of Chrisland School was defiled.
The fifth prosecution witness who was led in by Mr Babajide Boye, has been practising medicine for eight years, and holds a Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery, a Masters degree of Public Health and is also a trained Forensic Examiner.
The witness said;
“I was consulting for the Mirabel Centre when the case was referred to my team from the Ikeja Police Command on Nov. 24, 2016.
“My team was made up of myself, Dr Oyedeji Alagbe and Dr Olujimi Sodipo. The Mirabel Centre had seen over 2,000 clients and I cannot quote verbatim the number of cases involving minors between ages one to five that I have overseen.
“My Lord when the child was seen at Mirabel Centre, she said the perpetrator put his wee-wee in her mouth, she said he put his wee-wee in her vagina and that the perpetrator put his mouth on her wee-wee.
“On general examination, we found the female child calm, intelligent, not pale, she was not hot to touch or in any distress and at the time of the examination, she was well hydrated.
“On examination of the child from head to toe, there were no fresh findings relating to the case but in my systematic examination, there were significant findings.”
According to her, the findings included whitish patches in the urethra openings, notches in the hymen, redness on the vulva and pain while touching.
“After exposing the client to the physical examination, the genital area was not in a steady state, along the urethra opening, there were whitish patches which are scaly skin that ought not to be there.
“It could be due to an assault in the vaginal area My Lord, the notches are healed lacerations (wounds), the notches in this client may be due to blunt penetration injury.
“My Lord, when we talk about blunt penetration, it has a pattern in which it descends, the pattern is different from injuries from sharp objects, chemicals or burns.
“Due to the pattern of the notches, we arrived that it should be as a result of blunt penetrative injury which could be due to penile injury, finger or any other blunt object.
“My Lord in the normal state of the vagina, redness is not supposed to be there except in cases of assault,” Olayioye.
The Medical Doctor told the court that mother of the Chrisland child could not ascertain the time the alleged sexual assault took place.
“I made the conclusion based on the child’s declaration, the mother’s declaration, which were consistent with my clinical findings that it could be due to penile penetration.
“Our findings revealed blunt penetration injuries which could be as a result of penile penetration, finger penetration or blunt force injury.”
NAN reports that Adenekan who was arraigned on Jan. 29, pleaded not guilty to a charge of defilement of a child. The prosecution alleges that Adenekan committed the offence sometime in November 2016 at Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos.
According to the prosecution, the defendant defiled the child by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her. The offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011 which recommends a life sentence for anyone convicted of defiling a child.