Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja has slammed a 57-year-old medical director, Dr Olufemi Olaleye to double life imprisonment for defiling his wife’s niece, describing him as “a dangerous offender who should be ashamed of himself.”.
Justice Rahmon Oshodi handed down the conviction charges on Tuesday to Dr Olufemi Olaleye, who doubles as the founder of Optical Cancer Care Foundation, after holding that the state government had proven the allegation of sexual assault against him.
The state had arraigned the convict before the court over allegations of having unlawful sexual intercourse and sexually assaulting the 15-year-old-minor by penetrating her mouth with his penis.
He allegedly committed the offences between February 2020 and November 2021 on Layi Ogunbambi Close, Maryland, Lagos.
The alleged offences contravened Sections 137 and 261 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
Justice Rahmon Oshodi had earlier dismissed a “No-Case-Submission application” by the convict for lacking merit and asked him to enter his defence.
In his judgment, the judge held that the evidence adduced before the court against the defendant was compelling and proven beyond reasonable doubt.
He stated that the confessional statement of the defendant, which he made before his lawyer, Olalekan Buruji, and the DPO of Anthony Police Station, that he regretted his act, proved that he committed the offences.
The court further held that the oral statement, which the defendant denied, had the NBA seal of Buruji on it, and his denial did not hold water.
“You are a dangerous offender and must be ashamed,” he held.
During the trial, the convict’s wife, Aderemi Olaleye, had told the court in her testimony that her husband had been sexually abusing her niece during her stay in their house.
Mrs Olaleye, who testified from March 2020 to July 2021, claimed that the convict first introduced pornography and oral sex to the victim and he released sperm into her mouth.
The witness also stated that the girl confessed to a relative and their driver that the doctor had been sleeping with her and threatened to kill her and the witness if she told anyone.
The mother of two, who is the complainant said on oath, “My lord, on November 27, 2021, my second cousin told my aunty who is my mother’s sister that since March 2020, Femi has been sexually abusing her and introduced her to pornography, from there he graduated to oral sex with her, that he does this in different places in the house where there are no cameras.”