Lagos Government to prosecute doctor for allegedly defiling wife’s niece

Lagos Government to prosecute doctor for allegedly defiling wife's niece

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has announced that Dr Femi Olaleye, the Medical Director (MD) of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation (OCCF), will be arraigned today, November 21, for allegedly defiling his wife’s 16-year-old niece.

Olaleye was accused of raping a minor who lived with him and his wife in the state after the girl’s father died. The doctor was accused of deflowering the minor after introducing her to pornography. He was also accused of committing the crime for approximately 19 months before his wife discovered it and reported it to the Lagos State Police Command for investigation.

The policemen detailed to investigate the case reportedly arrested Olaleye and the case was transferred to the Gender Unit of the police command, where an Investigative Police Officer, Bimbo Williams, was assigned to handle the case from March 2022.

As proper sanctioning of the suspect was not forthcoming, it was learnt that a petition was written to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Agency to intervene in the matter. The agency forwarded the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecution and recommended Olaleye for trial.

In a letter of notification titled: “State of Lagos vs Dr Olufemi Olaleye”, signed by the Principal State Council of DPP, Mr Oluwagbenga Alagbe, Olaleye will be arraigned in court today.

The letter reads in part;

“Olaleye will be facing a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration. He must appear before the honourable court and also make provision for a legal practitioner of his choice.”

Alagbe also said a copy of the information papers and proof of evidence was attached to the notification of arraignment already sent to the accused.

Recall that comedian, Princess and actress Kate Henshaw have repeatedly called on the police to arraign Olaleye. Princess in several videos accused the police of attempting to cover up the case.

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