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Lagos Doctor, Olaleye, Denies Wife’s Sexual Assault Allegation



The Medical Director of Optimal Cancer Foundation, Dr Olufemi Olaleye, who is standing trial over alleged sexual assault of his wife’s 16-year-old niece on Friday, told the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court sitting in Ikeja that the allegation against him was fabricated by his wife, Remi.

Olaleye stated this while he was giving evidence in his own defence.

The defendant who was led in evidence by his counsel, Babatunde Ogala (SAN), said he had been married to Oluremi for 12 years and the marriage produced two children, aged eight and 12 years.

Olaleye, who is a pathologist and also an entrepreneur, told Justice Ramon Oshodi that his marriage to Oluremi was laced with lies from her.

The defendant testified that his wife’s niece, the alleged victim/survivor, who was 18 years when she started living with his family, was brought against his consent.

He said the alleged survivor came to the house alongside his late mother-in-law when she was sick.

He said, “I was in court when the girl said that I defiled her, but my lord, this is not correct. It is full of lies and fabrications.

“Remi made an arrangement for her to start school, but I raised an objection because we did not have any external member with us, but she insisted, owing to the fact that the girl had failed her WAEC examination and she wanted her to retake it before going back to Sapele.”

He told the court that he shared the same bedroom with his wife on the second floor of their two-storey building and had 16 Close Circuit Television cameras installed in the house.

Remi, on December 19, 2022, told the court that her husband was diagnosed with sex addiction.

The defendant’s alleged offences contravened Sections 137 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

He testified that his wife (Oluremi) had extramarital affairs.

Olaleye said, “I confronted her when she cheated on me with her ex-boyfriend. She also took a loan to buy a car without my consent.

“After two years in our marriage, we were separated for 12 months due to various lies she told me. Her educational background is false. She gave me a fake school certificate copy which I submitted to my lawyer.”

However Justice Oshodi adjourned the case to May 22, 2023 for continuation of trial.

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