Dr Femi Olaleye gave wife’s niece pills to prevent pregnancy, doctor tells court

Cancer care advocate Femi Olaleye

A medical doctor Oyebimpe Akinbunmi has told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court that embattled Dr Femi Olaleye gave his wife’s 16-year-old niece pregnancy pills after sexually violating her.

Mrs Akinbunmi, the fifth prosecution witness and a forensic expert at Mirabel Centre, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, added that test shows that the teenager was forcefully penetrated.

Olaleye, the medical director of Cancer Care Foundation, is facing a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration.

He, however, pleads not guilty.

Akinbunmi was led in evidence on Wednesday by Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution Dr Babajide Martins.

“She (the minor) said the defendant usually called her at night when others were asleep, to come downstairs; he would remove his trousers and ask her to perform oral sex on him.

“According to her, the defendant sometimes would put his fingers in her vagina and would tell her she would die if she would tell anyone,” the witness said.

The medical doctor further told the court that a medical examination of the survivor revealed injuries consistent with repeated forceful entry and blunt penetration of the vagina.

“It is an indication of ongoing forceful blunt penetration of the vagina.”

While being cross-examined by defence counsel Babatunde Ogala (SAN), the witness told the court that the pattern of injury she saw on the minor was consistent with what the survivor narrated to her.

The medical doctor further told the court that the survivor was already 18 years old at the time of the medical examination and she could not verify from her findings whether the bruises were caused by the defendant.

She added that she could not tell when the alleged defilement started or ended.

Earlier, the Investigative Police Officer (IPO), Insp Esther Igbineweka, testified as the fourth prosecution witness and told the court that she took the defendant’s statement in April 2022, when he denied the allegations.

During her cross-examination, the IPO said that she was aware that the defendant had also alleged in his statement that the survivor was having sexual intercourse with one Meshach who was working for the Olaleyes at the time.

She, however, added that she could not investigate further on the matter because the said Meshach was nowhere to be found.

The IPO also said that she did not view the content of the CCTV footage which the defendant presented to the police on the alleged sexual encounter between his wife’s niece and Meshach.

A child forensic interviewer Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode had on December 3 testified before the court, saying that the survivor informed her that the defendant wiped blood from her body with a tissue paper the first time he had sex with her.

Mrs Ajayi-Kayode said the survivor told her that she was introduced to serial sexual activities by the defendant.

“The survivor said there was a day the defendant told her to prepare ‘amala’ for him, and while doing that, he took her to their study room and had sex with her,” she said.

Olaleye’s wife Aderemi Fagbemi-Olaleye on December 19 told the court that her husband was diagnosed with sex addiction.

Justice Ramon Oshodi has adjourned the case until January 26 for continuation of trial.