The Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos has sentenced the Managing Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Femi Olaleye, to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s niece.
ADULAWO NEWS reports that the presiding judge, Rahman Oshodi, in a ruling on Tuesday, convicted Olaleye on a two-count charge of defilement of a child and sexual assault by penetration.
The judge ruled that the defendant should serve life imprisonment for count one and the same for count two.
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However, the judge said the sentencing should run concurrently.
ADULAWO NEWS recalls that the doctor was accused of sexually violating a minor, who was said to be a niece of his wife, for over 20 months.
Olaleye was then arraigned by the Lagos state governmen, in November 2022, on a two-count charge of defilement of a child and sexual assault by penetration.
The medical doctor, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
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During the trial, Aderemi, the estranged wife of Olaleye, had told the court that his husband introduced the underage victim to pornography and oral s×s.
Aderemi said she and her husband have been married for 11 years and have two children.
She expressed regret at how her husband was sexually abusing her niece and was unaware of the incident.