Unilorin Rape Case: Victim Was Strangulated To Death – Doctor’s Report


Fresh facts has been emerged as a pathologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr. Kayode Adeniyi, has on Monday testified before a court sitting in Ilorin that the autopsy test conducted on the raped which led to her untimely death University of Ilorin student, Blessing Olajide Omowumi.
It was revealed that there was a possibility that she was strangulated to death the suspected rapists.
The Dr. Adeniyi was the 8th witness in the ongoing trial of eight suspects facing trial in connection with the Omowuni’s death that was led in evidence by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Salman Jawondo.
He said when dissected Omowumi at the Teaching Hospital, her kidney had turned whitish as a result of lack of oxygen to breath.
He added that a sort of material which could be rope was used to tie her hands and her right side eye was swollen with the tongue showing patches of injuries.
He said there were bruises all around her private part and there were signs of penetration with deposits of smear inside her organ which suggested the possibility that she was raped.
He noted further that the right side of a teeth was broken and there was clotted blood on her scalp, saying she must have wrestled for life and sustained injuries in the process.
Dr. Adeniyi explained that she took photographs with his infinix phone in the course of performing the medical examination through the postmortem on the deceased which he printed out as evidence.
The witness was cross-examined by the defendant’s counsel, Barr Shina Ibiyemi and others on the basis of his claimed before the court.
The trial judge, Justice Adebayo Yusuf, admitted the photographs in evidence while the matter was adjourned to next week Tuesday and Wednesday for further hearing.


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