No evidence Deeper Life student was sexually molested — medical report

A report on a medical examination of an allegedly abused Deeper Life High School student is said to be silent on any evidence of sexual molestation.

Don Davis Archibong, 11, was abused by teachers and senior students at Deeper Life High School, Uyo, his mother claims.

“They will remove his boxer and push their legs and hands into his anus,” Mrs Deborah Okezie said in a video which has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter.

Don Davis, a JSS1 student of the school, was discharged from hospital on Tuesday after spending ten days.

But the report of a medical examination of the said victim has not stated if the 11-year-old boy has been sexually molested or not.

The victim’s 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.

A source who has seen the medical report, however, said it did not mention whether the boy was sexually abused or not.

“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 reportedly told Premium Times.

The boy was examined and treated at St. Athanasius Hospital, a private medical facility in Uyo.

“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,” Emmanuel Akpanobong, the medical director, St. Athanasius Hospital, told Premium Times Wednesday morning.

He, according to the news medium, gave the answer when asked why the report did not state clearly if the boy was sexually abused or not.

Mr Akpanobong, a medical doctor, said tests were done to ascertain if the boy had any infection.

Outside of that, he said the doctors were not “magician” to verify what happened to the boy while he was at the dormitory. “We rely on the physical findings which is what we reported there,” he added.

The case is being investigated by the Akwa Ibom government. School owners Deeper Life Christian Ministry have promised transparency and justice.

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