A video of a two year, 11 month-old pupil of Chrisland School, Lekki, Lagos, portraying her alleged serial defilement by the school’s supervisor was played, yesterday, at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court.
It was played during the testimony of Miss Olive Ogedengbe at the trial of Adegboyega Adenekan, 47, a Supervisor at Chrisland School, over defilement of a child.
Ogedengbe, a clinical psychologist, is an expert in sexual and reproductive health behaviour in children and adolescents.
In the recording, Child X was given a sheet of paper and asked to draw the private part of Adenekan, which she did as well as another image with the ensuing questions.
Child X, referring to the other image said: ”that is the hand he used to put in my wee wee. “Ogedengbe: “Where is Mr Adenekan’s wee wee?” Child X in response, pointed to her private area. Ogedengbe: “Does he put his wee wee in your wee wee?” .
Child X: “Yes.” Child X in the recording, using a teddy bear as a puppet, also showed how the supervisor allegedly sexually abused her friend. Kissing the private region of the teddy bear, the child can be heard saying in the video recording “Your bum bum is delicious, your bum bum is sweet, I will eat your bum bum.”
While being cross-examined by Mr Olatunde Adejuyigbe (SAN), Ogedengbe said that Child X was not tutored on what to say during the interview by either her or Child X’s mother.
“We used projective techniques in which a client projects their subconscious minds on paper.” Ogedengbe revealed that she visited the mother of Child X’s friend who was also allegedly sexually assaulted by Adenekan. .
But she was not willing to get involved in the case because of stigma. The clinical psychologist also insisted that Child X was of above average intelligence.
Children 0-5 years, are usually not able to form full sentences, the child could string meaningful sentences. In drawing a picture, most children her age do not draw meaningful drawings but she did. The trial continues on March 21.