Oluboyo daughter’s murder, Head, pubic hair shaved

By Sunmola Olowookere
A Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Olumuyiwa Pelemo has told an Akure High Court hearing the murder case of the daughter of former Ondo State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, the gruelling details of the trauma the  deacease, Khadijat Oluboyo experienced before her death.

Trial has since  commenced in the case, following the conclusion of investigation by the police.

At the court sitting, the prosecution led by Helen Falowo Esq had called to the witness stand the medical expert to give evidence in the case.

Dr Pelemo who furnished the court with his credentials said that the corpse of the deceased which was exhumed and presented for autopsy on July 9, 2018 was already at the early stage of decomposition.

Testifying before the court, Pelemo stated that he observed that there was an abnormal shaving of the hair on the deceased’s head and the pubic region while her two upper front teeth had been broken off leaving only some fragments left.

He further testified that there were fractures on the bones of her neck, shoulder along with her second to the sixth ribs on both sides.

He said there was also a dislocation of her hip joints with another fracture on the upper part of her thigh.

He was of the opinion that the injuries could not have been self inflicted but given by another party, and inflicted with a significant pressure especially the upper thigh region which had a lot of muscles.

He also disclosed that there were lacerations on her chest which damaged two major vessels known as the phemora artery and vein that circulate blood in the body.

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He told the court further that the combined effects of the injuries led to Khadijat’s death and that after the autopsy, he made a certified opinion of severe multiple injuries due to trauma and issued a report to the effect which he signed on the other 26th of July, 2018.

The autopsy report was admitted after due process as an exhibit before the court.

During cross examination by the defence counsel, Kunle Awoma, the testimony of the witness remained unshaken.

The second witness who was an uncle to the deceased was uncooperative as he told the court that Muslims are trained to accept any calamity as natural and moved on with their lives.

His attitude did not go well with the prosecution counsel who urged him to put aside sentiments and assist the court in seeing that justice is served.

The brother of the defendant also testified that the family got wind of the development when his brother confessed to him that the missing girl was actually dead and buried in his room.

He confessed that the defendant begged him to get a sack in which they could dispose the corpse, but decided to report to their father who in turn ordered him to report to the police.

The father of the defendant, Seidu Siyanbola, a bricklayer, corroborated his son’s testimony while testifying that he knew the deceased as his son’s intending wife and the duo had been in relationship for three years.

He stated that his son confessed to him that some men had killed her and buried her inside his room and threatened to wipe out his family if he reported to the police.

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The father said that  was the reason his son gave him for hiding the truth while the deceased family were looking for her.

He admitted that the defendant did not betray any emotion or show that anything was amiss as he was eating and relating well with other members of the family, while the deceased body was decomposing in his room.

After the prosecution closed its case,  the case was adjourned till Monday, January 21, 2019 for the defence to open its case.

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