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Baba Ijesha: It was blunt penetration – Doctor confirms

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Alleged rape: Baba Ijesha to be arraigned on June 24

A medical doctor, Dr Aniekan Makanjuola, on Thursday narrated before an Ikeja Special Offences Court how a minor (name withheld) was allegedly defiled by Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias “Baba Ijesha”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Makanjuola made the revelation while being led in evidence by the state prosecutor, Mr Yusuf Sule, during the trial of the embattled actor over allegations of defilement.

“Our findings were that there was a blunt penetration of the vagina which was consistent with the client’s history,” she said.

Makanjuola, a trained forensic medical examiner, is Head of Clinical Services at Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF). She was testifying as the fourth prosecution witness.

She said: “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.”

Following the revelations, the prosecution tendered the referral letter and medical report as evidence to the court. They were admitted as evidence and marked as Exhibit J and J1.

While under cross-examination by defence counsel, Mr Dada Awosika (SAN), Makanjuola revealed that WARIF is a sexual assault referral centre.

She said that she conducted the medical examination based on the client’s history.

“The healed lacerations connotes is that the lacerations found in the genitalia were not something that was recent my lord,”

Baba Ijesha is facing a six-count charge bordering on indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration.

Actress and comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, alias Princess, the foster mother of the minor, was present in court to observe the proceedings.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the case until Nov. 5 and 12 for continuation of trial.

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Sanwo-Olu’s ‘Walk for Peace’ political move to secure second term – Seun Kuti

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Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, has described Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s call for a peace walk as a political move to secure a second term in office.

Kuti said this in a video shared on his Instagram page while rejecting the governor’s invite for a ‘Walk for Peace’.

According to him, Sanwo-Olu is trying to save his political career, knowing that he cannot win a second term as governor due to the level of injustice in the state.

He advised youths not to be swayed by the governor’s move to secure a second term.

Kuti said: “This is a walk of shame. What Sanwo-Olu should say is that he will step down after his first term because this work is more than his power but no he wants to jump straight to peace.

“This walk of peace is an insult to martyrs. It is a walk for Sanwo-Olu’s political career, if this goes on we must declare work for justice.

“Sanwo-Olu cannot win second term in Lagos State , he knows his career as APC governor is over so he’s trying to build a new alliance and call himself governor of the people but that can’t happen.

“It is impossible for Sanwo-Olu to resign knowing that he is guilty. I am charging Sanwo-Olu with negligence that led to the loss of lives, he is guilty of that.”

Kuti insisted that the governor must work for justice before a walk of peace can happen, adding that the youths have not moved on from the End SARS protest.

“Work for justice Mr Governor that’s why we put you, there is no need to walk for peace is a by-product of a just society. Give justice and get peace

“You have to do things properly, dialogue with your people.”

Seun Kuti further advised youths not to fall for the tricks as this is a political move on Sanwo-Olu’s part which he cannot be part of.

“Justice is the only thing that can work for peace. Peace is not something you walk or march for.

“What is the point of power if you, our governor, cannot secure peace without march. Let justice work for peace that’s all,” he added.

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Ghanaian actress in nude photo scandal, Akupem Poloo denied appeal, returns to prison

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Ghanaian actress, Akupem Poloo on Wednesday was sentenced to return to prison to begin her 90-day jail term.

This was decided after the High Court in Accra dismissed an appeal filed by her lawyers which sought to challenge the 90-day jail term handed to her by the Accra Circuit Court on April 16 this year.

Recall that an Accra High Court had granted Poloo, ¢80,000 bail with two sureties to be paid after thousands signed a petition for her release.

Poloo was sentenced to a three-month jail term for sharing a nude photo of herself and her son on social media.

She was charged with the publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence and undermining human dignity. She pleaded guilty.

In a ruling on Wednesday, the Criminal Division of the court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey upheld the Circuit court decision on the grounds that the Circuit court’s decision was not manifestly excessive.

“This court will not interfere, and the appeal is therefore dismissed,” Justice Aryee said.

The court ordered that in the absence of the convict, Akuapem Poloo’s child should be given to any competent person in the family to take care of.

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EndSARS: No peace without justice – Eedris Abdulkareem to Sanwo-Olu

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Nigerian Music legend, Eedris Abdulkareem has condemned Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over his invitation for a peace walk in Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu, in a speech on Tuesday on the Lekki shootings of October 20, 2020, said he will be leading a Walk for Peace in December to herald the “healing of our land”.

“Let me use this occasion to extend an open invitation to our youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students, and the media as well as other stakeholders to join me,” he said.

He specifically extended invitations to Falana, Adebayo, Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti; Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu; and Commander of Rapid Response Squad CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and others to join him in the “historic march for our dear Lagos.”

Falz and Mr Macaroni have since rejected the invitation as they demanded justice of those allegedly killed during the EndSARS protest before peace can be restored.

Eedris, taking to his Instagram page described the invitation for the walk of peace as being dead on arrival.

According to him, no amount of walking can get Nigeria to the destination of peace without the route of justice.

His post read, “Dead On Arrival; No amount of walking can get us to the destination of peace without taking the honourable route of justice.

“Sanwo-Olu your walk of peace is dead on arrival.”

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