According to a Medical Practitioner, Alagbe Oyedeji, on Tuesday, explained to a Lagos State Special Offences Court how a 37-year-old Commercial Motorcyclist, Emmanuel Igboko, allegedly drugged and molested his 12-year-old daughter.
As a result of this barbaric offence, Igboko is standing trial before Justice Sybril Nwaka on the charge of sexual assault by penetration.
Reliable information account of the heinous offence committed by Igboko alleged that he committed the offence at his residence, No. 35 Akewusola Street in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos State.
As the matter progressives in Court while being led in evidence by the Prosecution Counsel, A. O. Alagbe, the Medical Doctor, who works at the Department of Family Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, said the forensic examination conducted on the victim indicated that the vaginal entrance was hyperemic (showing redness).
Another professional Medical witness Oyedeji, who also Consults for the Mirabel Centre, noted that the medical examination showed that the anal opening of the victim was loose.
He confirmed that “The victim’s ordeal started in 2016 after she and her sibling moved in with their father after their parents had separated.
According to a confessional statement extracted from the girl “The father came home from work one day and told her that he heard rumours that she was no longer a virgin and that he wanted to examine her by inserting his fingers into her vagina and using his penis to test her virginity.
In the process “he asked her to undress but she was reluctant. When she refused, he beat her and further subjected her to torture. He, however, became nice later and every night after he returned from work, he would give her soft drink and then she would fall asleep and he would have his way.
Based on the drugs Mr. Igboko usually afflicted her daughter with, It was her constant sleeping in school that drew the attention of her teacher, who asked her what happened and she narrated her ordeal to the teacher, who initially didn’t do anything about it.
In continuation of this evil practice by Mr. Igboko, the experience persisted untill she got to a new class and the new teacher asked from the former teacher what had happened to the victim. The new teacher had to take it up and the case was reported at the Ketu Police Station; the father was arrested and the victim was taken to a non-governmental organisation.
“The outcome of the physical examination from head to toe, there were significant findings on her laps; she had multiple linear pattern bruises, which she said she sustained from being beaten with a cane by her father.