Medical director found guilty of raping his wife’s niece, sentenced to life imprisonment


A medical director at the Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Doctor Olufemi Olaleye has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

This was as a law court in Ikeja, the Lagos State capital found him guilty of rape charges levelled against him.

Doctor Olaleye was declared guilty of the rape charge beyond reasonable doubt by Justice Rahman Oshodi of the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence, and convicted on Tuesday.

According to reports, the medical director was found guilty of raping his wife’s niece.

In his ruling, the judge held that the evidence of the victim and that of the doctor who examined her were consistent and stated that Olaleye’s confessional statement and exchange of WhatsApp and email messages with his wife were enough evidence against him.

The jury also held that the statement and undertaking he wrote and signed alongside his lawyer, Olalekan Buruji with his NBA seal at Anthony Police Station, showed he raped the victim and forced her to suck his manhood.

Oshodi therefore,found him guilty of the offence of defilement and sexual penetration of the 15-year-old minor.

Justice Oshodi also held that the prosecution was able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt and that all the evidence before the court corroborated that of the victim.

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