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Court Sends Medical Director To Prison For Allegedly Raping Wife’s 16-Yr-Old Niece | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Dec 3, 2022

 

The Medical Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Lagos State, Dr. Femi Olaleye, has been remanded in the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending the fulfillment of his bail conditions.

The Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court sitting in Ikeja ordered the remand of Olaleye who was accused of defiling his wife’s 16-year-old niece.

He was arraigned before the court on a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration of the teenage girl.

However, the accused medical practitioner pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

Dr. Olaleye’s counsel, Babatunde Ogala (SAN), in a bail application dated November 24 and filed on 25, prayed the court to grant the accused bail on liberal terms.

According to Ogala, the defendant as a medical doctor had cancer patients who needed his service and remanding the defendant in prison would lead to a more catastrophic situation.

The counsel further prayed the court to use its discretion to grant the defendant bail adding that he appeared voluntarily in court after he had been served.

But the prosecution team led by the Director of the Public Prosecution (DPP,), Babajide Martins, in a counter affidavit dated November 28, argued that the nature of the charge against Dr. Olaleye was serious enough because it attracted life imprisonment.

Martins further argued that the complainant was the first wife of the defendant while the nominal complainant was the niece of the wife, hence, granting the defendant bail might lead to influencing the complainants.

In his decision, Justice Ramon Oshodi, who adopted the bail application by the defence and counter-affidavits by the prosecution admitted the defendant to N50 million bail with two sureties in like sum.

Justice Oshodi ruled that the sureties must have landed properties in Lagos and the original documents of the properties must be submitted to the chief registrar of the court.

Also, he ordered that the defendant must submit his British, Nigerian and other international passports in his possession to the chief registrar of the court.

The judge thereafter adjourned the matter till December 19 for the commencement of trial.

 

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