A pathologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr. Kayode Adeniyi, yesterday, informed the court that the autopsy test conducted on the raped and murdered University of Ilorin student, Blessing Olajide Omowumi, revealed the possibility that she was strangulated to death.
Adeniyi, who was the eight witness in the ongoing trial of eight suspects facing trial in connection with the Omowuni’s death, was led in evidence by the Attorney General and for Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Salman Jawondo.
He said when dissected Omowumi at the Teaching Hospital, her kidney had turned whitish as a result of lack of oxygen to breathe.
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 her 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 claim 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 continuation of hearing.
Source: The Informant247