16-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Defiled’ by Doctor Testifies in Lagos Court

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The court gallery was cleared yesterday as the 16-year-old girl alleged to have been sexually abused by the Director of Optima Cancer Care Foundation, Dr. Femi Olaleye, testified before the Domestic Violence and Sexual Court.

Journalists and others  having nothing to do with the trial were ordered out of the court following an application moved by the Director, Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dr Jide Martins.

The teenager was brought to the court amid tight security, and wore a face mask to hide her identity.

Dr Olaleye is being tried for “unlawful sexual intercourse and sexual assault by penetration with his manhood”

Mrs Aderemi Fagbemi Olaleye, wife of the defendant, had on Monday narrated to the court how her husband allegedly defiled her 16-year-old niece who was brought into the family following the death of her parents.

At resumption of hearing before Justice Ramon Oshodi yesterday, the girl testified behind closed doors following an application made by the prosecuting counsel, Dr Martins.

The judge reduced the bail sum from N50 million to N40 million with two sureties in like sum.

The matter was adjourned till January 3 and 4, 2023

The Nation

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