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Lagos court sentences medical doctor to life imprisonment for defiling wife’s niece



The Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence court sitting in Ikeja, has sentenced a medical doctor, Olufemi Olaleye, to life imprisonment for defiling of his wife’s niece.

The presiding judge, Justice Rahman Oshodi, pronounced the sentence on Olaleye, the Medical Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, on Tuesday after he found him guilty of the offence of defilement and sexual penetration of a 15-year-old girl.

In his ruling, the judge held that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt as all the evidence before the court corroborated that of the victim.

Olaleye was on November 30, 2022, arraigned on two counts bordering on defilement and sexual assault by penetration of his wife’s niece by the Lagos State Government.

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The State 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 his residence at No 17, Layi Ogunbambi Close, Maryland, Lagos state.

Olaleye was accused of unlawfully having sexual intercourse with his wife’s 15-year-old niece.

He was also accused of sexually assaulting the teenager by penetrating her mouth with his manhood, offences which the prosecution said contravened Sections 137 and 261, of the criminal law of Lagos State 2015.

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