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How OAU Student Died By Pathologist

How OAU Student Died By Pathologist
  • PublishedMarch 18, 2022


Kazeem Badmus

A Consultant Pathologist from Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), Dr. Waheed Oluogun has explained how Timothy Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, died. 

Oluogun who testified before an Osogbo High Court I where suspects on the death of Adegoke are being tried on Wednesday, said the postmortem examination conducted on the corpse of the deceased revealed that he died of severe haemorrhage and traumatic injury.

The pathologist, who was the prosecution witness 5, told the court that the examination revealed a cut with a sharp object on the left side of the chest of the deceased, close to his left armpit.

Testifying before the Chief Judge of Osun, Justice Adepele Ojo, Oluogun said he conducted the autopsy with other six pathologists, noting that the cut on the body of the deceased measured 6/4centimetre.

Oluogun who was led in evidence by the prosecutor, M. O. Omosun, further told the court that the body of the deceased was wrapped in blood stained clothes when he got to the site where it was exhumed.

He said: “External examination showed there was a circumcised clean cut wound on the left side of the chest wall measuring 6/4centimetre close to the left armpit. The soft tissue around the area showed marked tissue reaction measuring 32/13 centimetre.

“I certified the corpse of death to be severe haemorrhage (loss of blood), secondary to severe traumatic injury.”

However, during cross examination by the defence counsels, K. K. Eleja (SAN), Muritala AbduRasheed (SAN), Rowland Otaru (SAN) and Okon Ita, Oluogun said the cut injury discovered was done by a sharp object before the death of Adegoke.

He added that the body was partially or moderately decomposed in some parts, and there was intense decomposition in some parts, adding “it was during the autopsy that it was discovered that all the internal organs are intact.”


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