LAGOS: Doctor Details Alleged Defilement Of Congregant’s Daughter By Pastor

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A medical professional, Dr. Maria Fadaka, on Monday before the Ikeja Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence Court, Lagos State, South-West Nigeria, described how a certain Pastor Chris McDouglas allegedly defiled the 17-year-old daughter of a congregant.

Mcdouglas, who is a Pastor at the Peculiar Generation Assembly Church in Lagos, is charged with allegedly defiling and committing sexual assault by penetration on nine counts.

However, he entered a not guilty plea.

Fadaka works as a Public Health Officer at the Mirabel Medical Centre of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), which serves as a sexual assault referral centre.

The Laos State Director of Public Prosecution, Dr. Babajide Martins, led her into the witness stand.

A week after the last alleged sexual encounter with the defendant, on May 12, 2020, the survivor (name withheld) presented herself for a medical examination, according to Fadaka while testifying in court.

She claimed: “On May 12, 2020, the survivor came to Mirabel Centre and complained of being raped 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 no objection from the defence, a copy of the witness’s medical report, dated May 14, 2020, was admitted into evidence.

The witness admitted to the court during cross-examination by the defence attorney, Mr. Suleiman Salami, that she worked for LASUTH and that it was possible for someone who has had consensual sex to have repeated vaginal penetration.

The witness claimed that she did nothing more than read the survivor’s history, which had been recorded by the centre’s counselor, and included it in her report.

The doctor further stated that there was no deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA test done to prove that the defendant committed the alleged offenses, and that the survivor did not tell her that she had been defiled through the anus.

After the witness testified, the prosecution informed the court that it would be resolving its case against the defendant.

However, the defence attorney informed the court that they had filed a no case submission.

“We shall serve the prosecution necessary documents my lord,” Salami said.

The case was postponed by Justice Ramon Oshodi until April 27, 2023, in order for the defence to file and adopt a no case submission.

On January 9, 2023, the mother of the survivor (name withheld) and Police Inspector Akikuowo Omiere had given testimony against the troubled pastor in the ongoing trial.

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