By Peters Monday, Abuja
Lagos State court of Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence sitting in Ikeja on Tuesday sentenced the Medical Director of Optical Cancer Care Foundation, Dr Olufemi Olaleye, to double life imprisonment for defiling his wife’s 16-year-old niece.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stated that Justice Rahman Oshodi held that the prosecution proved the two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration brought against Olaleye.
Congress learnt that that Olaleye was prosecuted on a two-count charge of defilement and sexual penetration against a minor.
Meantime, the defendant had pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.
But Justice Oshodi maintained that the evidence adduced before the court against the defendant was compelling and proved the offences beyond reasonable doubt.
The Justice, stressed that the confessional statement of the defendant, made before his lawyer, Mr Olalekan Buruji, and the DPO of Anthony Police Station, in which he stated that he regretted his action, proved that he committed the offences.
The judge added that the oral statement which the defendant denied, had the Buruji’s NBA seal on it and his denial did not hold waters.
“You are dangerous offender and you must be ashamed,” the judge noted.