Trial of a medical director, Olufemi Olaleye standing trial for alledged defilement of his wife’s niece continued on Wednesday before a Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court sitting in Ikeja.
At the trial, a forensic pathologist and clinical forensic physician, Dr. Uwom Eze, the first defence witness, is picking holes in the medical examination presented by Dr. Oyebimpe Akinbunmi against Dr. Olaleye.
Dr. Eze who is the chief consultant a clinical forensic and head of Forensic Medicine Unit, Department of Pathology, University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.
Led in evidence by Mr. Olusegun Fabunmi, SAN he said he received a letter from Olufab Law Firm on March 25 to carry out a medical review on the medical report from Mirabel Medical Centre, presented by Akinwumi to the court.
He shocked the courtroom audience when he told the court that the medical report presented by Akinbunmi did not meet the standard format in accordance with the forensic evaluation of sexual assault.
According to him, there was need for a qualified personnel to handle such medical examination.
“There was no reference whether the Hepatitis B, C and HIV test was carried out which was key to the medical report. The doctor did not observe any preexisting or abnormalities in the genital of the survivor.
Stating further, he claimed there was no documentation on the significance of the medical report saying the significance of the medical examination was missing.
He also claimed that there was no mention about the temporal profile as pill allegation is a very serious one.
The witness further told the court that the proforma was that of an adult and not of a child, adding that the normal procedure was that the medical report must be document.
While being cross-examined by the state lead counsel, Mr Babajide Boye, the medical examiner told the court he did not charge for the consulting service, adding that he reviewed the case due to public interest.
He said that he was not opportuned to see the survivor and does not have information on the competence of the doctor.
The pathologist also said he does not have a contrary date of birth of the survivor.
The defendant’s friend for 40 years, Mr. Oladende Bakare, informed the court that Olaleye was not capable of committing the alleged crime.
Bakare said that he had been managing the defendant’s clinic while he was abroad and that Oluremi called him sometimes in 2021 that th defendant was in the station.
“When Remi (defendant’s wife) told me Femi was arrested for sexual assault, I told her it was not possible because Femi had stayed in my house before and I have two daughters. In fact, my second daughter did her NYSC at his clinic and she never mentioned she was molested by my friend,” he said.
While being cross-examination by Boye, the witness said he had never seen the survivor and when he asked the defendant’s wife about her, she said the girl had been taken to her aunt’s.
“My wife even asked Remi if she was sure it was not a set up because when I got to the station, I did not write any statement. The DPO of the station said I should meet Femi’s wife because she is the one that has solution to the problem. At that time, he had been in the station for five days.
“I am not aware of any sexual case against Femi apart from this because the wife told me that my own secret will soon be in the open and immediately she said that to me, I informed my wife,” he said.
The second defence witness further said that he was not aware that the defendant had sexual case in the UK and that he knew one Folake Ajanaku, the former wife of the defendant.
“I am not aware that Folake had sexual assault case against Femi. I did not see any viral video of the alleged sexual assault except the one I read on social media from Princess the comedienne.
The wife of the defendant, Mrs Aderemi Fagbemi-Olaleye, on December 19, 2022, told the court that her husband was diagnosed with sex addiction.
Justice Ramon Oshodi adjourned the case till April 26 for the continuation of trial.