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November 28, 2021
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Baba Ijesha: Court adjourns hearing till Nov 5

An Ikeja Sexual offences Court on Thursday adjourned the alleged defilement case against Nollywood Actor, James Olanrewaju a.k.a Baba Ijesha, till November 5 and 12.

Justice Toyin Taiwo adjourned the case after hearing the cross examination of the medical report conducted on the survivor which was said to have shown healed blunt laceration on her virgina.

The Clinical Director, Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) Dr Aniekan Makanjuola had told the court that further examination of the survivor also showed that she was not sexually active.

Led in evidence and also cross examined, Dr Makanjuola, a forensic medical examination expert, clarified that the report she gave was not based on the story told by the survivor nor on the account by her mother but on the forensic examination carried out on her.

“It was a minor laceration that may not necessarily mean blood was gushing out when it happened. There was rupture on that part of the vagina but it has healed.” Dr Makanjuola stated.

Dr Makanjuola told the court that when the survivor was examined by her team, they observed whitish discharge in her virgina.

“Based on our findings, we sent our client to the laboratory to conduct further test on HIV 1 and II, Hepatitis B and C.

“They were all negative. We placed her on prophylactic antibiotics.

“She was sent for psychological assessment and we gave a report of our findings and examinations. I authenticated the report as head of clinical services and sent it to State CID, Panti.”

Reporting by Wahab Akinlade; Edited by Adeniyi Bakare