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Court sentences Lagos doctor to life imprisonment over rape

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Femi Olaleye, the managing director of the Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, was found guilty of raping his wife’s niece and received a life sentence.
The doctor was found guilty on Tuesday by Judge Rahman Oshodi of the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos.

In November 2022, Olaleye was charged with two counts of defilement of a minor and sexual assault by penetration by the Lagos state government. On the other hand, the physician entered a not-guilty plea to the two counts.

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The cancer care advocate was charged with abusing a juvenile for more than 20 months, allegedly his wife’s niece.

There were at least seven witnesses called by the prosecution. One, though, was “withdrawn.”

The accused survivor, whose identity is suppressed, the defendant’s wife, who reported the crime to the police, police inspector Esther Igbineweka, medical examiner Akinbunmi Oyebimpe, child forensic specialist Bisi Ajayi-Kayode, and police officer Abe Leonard are among the witnesses.