Femi Olaleye, managing director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s niece.
Rahman Oshodi, the judge at the special offences and domestic violence court in Lagos, on Tuesday, convicted Olaleye on a two-count charge of defilement of a child and sexual assault by penetration.
The judge ruled that the defendant should serve life imprisonment for count one and the same for count two.
The judge said the sentencing should run concurrently.
In November 2022, Olaleye was arraigned by the Lagos state government on a two-count charge of defilement of a child and sexual assault by penetration.
The medical doctor, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
The cancer care advocate was accused of sexually violating a minor, who was said to be a niece of his wife, for over 20 months.
During the trial, Aderemi, the estranged wife of Olaleye, had told the court that his husband introduced the underage victim to pornography and oral sex