How Muslim cleric shaved pubic hair, digitally penetrated teenager – Gynaecologist

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Rape victim used to illustrate the story [Photo: guardian.co.uk]

A medical doctor at the Department of Family Medicine at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Monday, told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court how a Muslim cleric, Akeem Ibrahim, shaved the pubic hair of a teenager, applied concoction on her, and digitally penetrated her vagina.

Shodipo Olanrewaju, a gynaecologist and a witness in an ongoing sexual assault case, said the teenager (names withheld) was admitted to the hospital and tests conducted on her.

“Findings revealed that she had a shaved pubic hair which the accused perpetrator shaved and went away (with),” said Mr. Olanrewaju.

“She also had hyperaemia which is an inflammatory process, there was redness and pains and those were keeping in history of digital penetration and these were contained in the report prepared by the team of doctors at the Centre due to the sensitivity of the case we receive dated 14th October, 2014.”

Digital penetration is the act of using one or more fingers to penetrate the vagina.

Earlier, in her testimony, the teenager, whose specific age was not mentioned at the court, said she was approached by Mr. Ibrahim, who lived in her compound, and told her he saw a vision that he would marry her.

She said the suspect invited her to his house, undressed her and prepared a concoction which he applied on all parts of her body and digitally penetrated her vagina.

“He later asked me to go and warned me not to tell anyone,” she added.

When the teenager’s medical report was presented before Justice S.S. Ogunsanya as an exhibit, counsel to the defendant, Obuagbaka Worer, questioned the authenticity of the document saying the witness was not the maker of the document.

Mr. Worer argued that the report must be certified before it could be tendered.

Responding, Arun Adebayo, the prosecution counsel, said there was nothing wrong with the medical report.

“The document is in its original form and true which my learned friend has a copy served,” Mr. Adebayo said.

“The maker of the document, Olaniyi Morenike, is no longer in the employment of the state government and has relocated and Section 83 of the Evidence Act settles this. We therefore urge the court to discountenance the objection of my learned friend.

In her ruling, Mrs. Ogunsanya said, “I have listened to the arguments of the two counsels and counsel to the prosecution sought to tender a medical report as evidence and counsel to the defendant objected to the evidence as the witness was not the maker of the document and since it’s a public document it should be properly certified.

“I have looked at the document and the document satisfies the Evidence Act, I therefore admit this evidence as Exhibit P1.”

The case was later adjourned to April 11, 2017, for continuation of trial.


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  • Suleiman Alatise

    Useless courts that specializes in digital penetration while conniving with criminals and looters to evade justice. Nonsense.

    • Voice of the oppressed

      Why calling someone who committed an act that is punishable in Islam as “muslim cleric” what suggest even in your write up that the suspect is a muslim cleric. The earlier you stop this your attack on islam, the better for you. If the suspect is a christian, the headline would change. You better wake up and do a better journalism.

      • Emmy

        The thinking faculties of some persons leaves me aworried.. for the fact that it is punishable by Islamic laws doesn’t make people not commit a crime, i am a Christian and won’t say that Christians cannot commit crime because it’s punishable by Christian laws.. . Laws are meant to be broken that is why we have a law court.. Religious jagons..

        • Voice of the oppressed

          @Emmy, please read to understand, a suspect is a suspect in respective of any religion inclination, and should be made to face the wrath of the law if convicted. The issue is that nothing shows in the story or report that the suspect in question is a “cleric” period

  • Epsilon_Delta

    “digital penetration”
    I’ve been doing analogue oooo!

    • Tahir Bunu-hamza

      is it fingering???….my grammar no reach!

  • Tahir Bunu-hamza

    In what way does the name suggests that of a Muslim cleric……arrant journalistic nonsense!!!

    • Goji

      Accept it as reported by our Professional Journalist Muslim Cleric did it.Don’t negate!

      • Tahir Bunu-hamza

        ……..yahoo-yahoo journalism….not ‘digital’ at all!!!

  • Usman

    and you call him a cleric? It’s shameful that, despite having Muslims in your editorial team, they can’t inform you that, this act is ritualism with big punishment in Islam, what a pity, poor journalism

  • john

    In the name of Jesus Christ, whatever evil intention the imam or cleric had against her will boomerang.

  • jikangidado

    This act is condemnable and punishable in Islam, so the perpetrator can never be called a MUSLIM CLERIC.