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BREAKING: Court sentences Doctor Olaleye to life imprisonment for rape

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The Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence sitting in Ikeja has sentenced the Medical Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Doctor Olufemi Olaleye, to life imprisonment for defiling his wife’s niece.

News Band earlier reported that Justice Rahman Oshodi found him guilty of the offence of defilement and sexual penetration of a minor, who was 15-year-old at the moment the act was done.

Justice Oshodi held that the prosecution was able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt and that all the evidence before the court corroborated that of the victim.

Doctor Olaleye was arraigned on two counts charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration of his wife’s niece, proffered against him by the Lagos State Government.

The convict was arraigned on November 30, 2022, and he pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Dr Babajide Martins had told the court that Olaleye had committed the offences sometime between February 2020 and November 2021 at No 17, Layi Ogunbambi close, Maryland, Lagos state.

The prosecution presented at least seven witnesses but one was withdrawn.

The witnesses include the defendant’s wife, who reported the case to the police, the alleged survivor, (name withheld); a child forensic specialist, Bisi Ajayi-Kayode; police inspector Esther Igbineweka; medical examiner Akinbunmi Oyebimpe and Abe Leonard, a police officer.

Earlier report

Doctor Olufemi Olaleye, the medical director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, has been found guilty of raping his wife’s niece by Justice Rahman Oshodi of the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence on Tuesday.

Justice Rahman ruled that the evidence of the victim and that of the doctor who examined her were consistent.

Also, he held that Olaleye’s confessional statement and exchange of WhatsApp and email messages with his wife were enough evidence against him.

Justice Oshodi also held that the statement and undertaking he wrote and signed alongside his lawyer, Olalekan Buruji with his NBA seal at Anthony Police Station, showed he raped the victim and forced her to suck his manhood.

He found Olufemi guilty of defilement and sexual penetration of a 15-year-old minor.

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