Court Remands Medical Doctor In Prison Over Sexual Harassment

The Managing Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation ,Dr Femi Olaleye, has been remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional facility pending the fulfillment of his bail conditions. Mr Olaleye, is facing a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration of his wife’s 16-year-old niece.

He was arraigned by the Lagos state government today at the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, in Ikeja area of Lagos.

The doctor pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him. The court granted him a bail of N50m with two sureties in like sum.

On November 21, the scheduled arraignment of the cancer care advocate was stalled following his absence in court.

During the trial ,Babatunde Ogala, counsel to the defendant, read out some portions of Olaleye’s bail application, which was earlier filed in the court.

Mr Ogala asked the court to admit the defendant on bail on the grounds that he is ready to attend all the trials for the case.

The lawyer disclosed that” the defendant is a leading cancer care advocate, whose patients will suffer if remanded in prison and offences levelled against his client are not grievous allegations like treason that warrants the death sentence”.

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