A doctor on Friday has 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 raped.
This report was compiled by Oluwatoyin Olayioye, who was present at the trial where the doctor testified on Friday.
The trial before Justice Sybril Nwaka, is about an alleged rape of a child by Adegboyega Adeneka, the school supervisor
The witness stated that she has been practising medicine for eight years and she holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, a masters degree of Public Health and she is also a trained Forensic Examiner.
The said case was referred to the doctor on Nov. 24, 2016 at the Mirable Center, in her word she said y 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), and 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 a 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 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 was 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.”
This trial has been going on since January 29 when Mr Adenekan was arraigned, he pleaded not a charge of defilement of a child. But according to the Prosecution, Mr Adenekan committed the offence sometime in November 2016 at Chrisland school, Victoria Garden City (VGC). Lagos.
The prosecution stated that the defendant defiled the child by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her. An offence which violates section 137 of the criminal law of Lagos state 2011, which recommends a life sentence for anyone, convicted of defiling a child.