Alleged Rape: Court Remands Medical Doctor In Ikoyi Prison
Written by City Radio on November 30, 2022
Dr Femi Olaleye, the Managing Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, 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 on Wednesday 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.
During the trial on Wednesday, 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 also said that the defendant is a leading cancer care advocate, whose patients will suffer if remanded in prison during the course of the trial.
He asked the court to impose bail conditions that will ensure that the defendant attends his trial.