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Corpse Of Ondo Deputy Governor's Daughter Shaved Before Burial a Pathologist.

THE High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital, on Wednesday resumed sitting over the killing of the daughter of the late daughter of the former deputy governor of Ondo state Khadijat Oluboyo, with a Consultant Pathologist, revealing that the hair on the head and pubic region of the late Khadijat were shaved by her killer.

Giving the graphic details of the decomposing corpse of the deceased, a Consultant Pathologist, Dr Olumuyiwa Pelemo, said the deceased had the hair on her head shaved and that of her pubic region while her two upper front teeth had been broken off leaving only some fragments.

Dr Pelemo said that the corpse of the deceased which was exhumed and presented for an autopsy on July 9, 2018, was already at the early stage of decomposition.

He explained that 'there was an abnormal shaving of the hair on the deceased head and the pubic region while her two upper front teeth had been broken off leaving only some fragments left.

'There were fractures on the bones of her neck, shoulder along with her second to the sixth ribs on both sides, a dislocation of her hip joints with another fracture on the upper part of her thigh.

'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.'

'There were lacerations on her chest which damaged two major vessels known as the femoral artery and vein that circulate blood in the body. The combined effects of the injuries led to Khadijat's death.'

The court, however, admitted the autopsy report as an exhibit before the court.

Also testifying, the brother of the defendant informed the court 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 keep the secret and begged him to get a sack in which they could dispose of the corpse, but said he decided to report to their father who in turn ordered him to report to the police.

The father of the defendant, Seidu Siyanbola, also corroborate his son saying he knew the deceased and his son were dating and had been in courtship for three years.

He told the court that he told to him that some men killed the lady and buried her inside his room and threatened to deal with his family if he reported to the incident to the police.

The father, however, said that he never knew his son was hiding the truth from him while the deceased family were looking for her.

He admitted that the defendant did not betray any emotion during the period that the deceased body was decomposing in his room.

Meanwhile, the prosecution had closed its case while the defence was expected to open its case on January 21, this year.

Recall that the deceased was allegedly killed for rituals by his boyfriend Saidu-Shakiru Adeyemi who dug a grave, buried her and slept on the corpse for days until he was arrested.

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Publication:Nigerian Tribune (Oyo State, Nigeria)
Geographic Code:6NIGR
Date:Jan 16, 2019
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