Justice Rahman Oshodi of the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence, on Tuesday sentenced Femi Olaleye, managing director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s niece.
Olaleye, a medical doctor was arraigned by the Lagos state government in November 2022 on a two-count charge of defilement of a child and sexual assault by penetration. He was convicted on the charges.
Justice Oshodi stated that Olaleye’s confessional statement and exchange of WhatsApp and email messages with his wife were enough evidence against him.
The judge ruled that Olaleye should serve life imprisonment for each of the count one and count two charges.
However, the judge said the sentencing should run concurrently. He pleaded not guilty to the two-count charges.
Olaleye’s estranged wife, Aderemi, had told the court during the trial that her husband introduced the 15-year old minor to pornography and oral sex, according to the Punch.
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