Molested boys medical report silent on sexual abuse – Deeper Life school
A medical report on 11-year-old Don Davis a victim of alleged sexual abuse at Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has not stated if he has been sexually molested or not, a source has revealed.
Davis was discharged from St. Athanasius Hospital, a private medical facility in Uyo on Tuesday after spending 10 days.
His father Iniobong Archibong, who got the medical report from the hospital on Monday, said he would only disclose the content after consultation with his lawyer.
However, Premium Times on Wednesday quoted a source who has seen the medical report.
“The report is shallow, it only stated that the boy has tested negative to HIV, and that he was pale and emaciated when he was brought to the hospital, and also that he has been treated for malaria,” the source said.
The boy’s mother Deborah Okezie had said the family would release the report to the public “at the appropriate time.”
When asked why the report did not state clearly if the boy was sexually abused or not, the hospital’s medical director Emmanuel Akpanobong said: “In physical examination, you need to watch which area was molested and this one they are thinking of the anus, which that report has shown that there was no injury seen.”
Meanwhile, the school’s education secretary Thelma Malaka said in a video statement on Tuesday that the school is waiting for the state government to release the report of its investigation into the matter.