Rape: Dr Femi Olaleye sentenced to life imprisonment

Femi Olaleye, the managing director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s niece.

The judge, Rahman Oshodi, of the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence court in Lagos found the doctor guilty on Tuesday.

Mr Olaleye was charged with a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration of his wife’s niece, offences which he was alleged to have committed between March 2020 and November 2021.

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

The prosecution presented at least seven witnesses. However, one was “withdrawn.”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.

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