Lagos Pastor defiled church member’s 17-year-old daughter
A medical doctor, Mrs Maria Fadaka, on Monday, told an Ikeja sexual offences and domestic violence court how a pastor, Chris Mcdouglas, allegedly defiled a 17-year-old daughter of a member of his church.
The suspect is facing a nine-count charge bordering on defilement and sexual assault.
He, however, pleaded not guilty.
Dr Fadaka, who is a public health officer at Mirabel Medical Centre (a sexual assault referral centre), Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), was led into evidence by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dr Babajide Martins.
She told the court that, “The survivor came to Mirabel Centre on May 12, 2020, and complained of rape by her pastor.
“The survivor said the last sex escapade occurred about a month prior to her presentation at the centre.
“The result of the medical examination showed forceful and repeated vaginal penetration.”
Following her submission, a copy of the medical report of the witness, dated May 14, 2020, was admitted in evidence.
While being cross-examined by the defence counsel, Mr Suleiman Salami, the witness told the court that she was an employee of LASUTH and that it was possible for someone who had had consensual sex to have repeated vaginal penetration.
The witness further said she only reviewed the history of the survivor which was written by the counsellor at the centre and captured it in her report.
The doctor added that the survivor did not mention to her that she was defiled through the anus and that no DNA test was carried out to ascertain that the defendant committed the alleged offences.
The prosecution informed the court that it would be closing its case against the defendant after the witness gave her testimony.
The defence counsel, however, informed the court of filing a no case submission.
“We shall serve the prosecution necessary documents my lord,” Salami said.
Justice Ramon Oshodi adjourned the case to April 27, for filing and adoption of the no case submission by the defence.