The Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday heard that Lagos doctor Femi Olaleye, accused of molesting his wife’s niece, engaged the victim in oral sex.
A child forensic interviewer, Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, told the court that the survivor revealed during interview that the suspect engaged her in “oral sex”.
Mr Olaleye, medical director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, is facing a two-count charge on defilement and sexual assault by penetration.
Ms Ajayi-Kayode informed the court that the survivor visited her office at Cece Yara Foundation in Gbagada on October 5, 2022, where she conducted an interview with her.
The witness said that though they were alone in the room, representatives of the police, justice ministry and the State Sexual and Domestic Violence Agency, listened digitally during the interview.
Justice Rahmon Oshodi admitted the video recordings contained in a flash drive as Exhibit P, which was later played in the courtroom.
While stating her testimony, Ms Ajayi-Kayode said the survivor told her that her aunt’s husband (Mr Olaleye) came into the children’s room where she sleeps to wake her up at night to make him coffee.
According to the witness, the survivor explained he took her to the sitting room “where the CCTV camera did not cover” and “he started touching her inappropriately, lifting her nightgown, putting his fingers into her private part and having oral sex with her.”
Ms Ajayi-Kayode said the survivor was threatened by Mr Olaleye not to report to anybody, including her aunty.
The child forensic interviewer said Mr Olaleye asked the survivor whether she was a virgin and then told her that “virginity” was no longer in vogue because “children of age 12, 13 and 15 were no longer virgins.”
Mr Ajayi-Kayode said the aunt’s husband (Olaleye) later had “penetrative sex with the survivor, there was blood and he used tissue paper to wipe it off.”
During cross-examination, Babatunde Ogala asked the child forensic interviewer when she came in contact with the survivor.
Ms Ajayi-Kayode responded that she spoke with the survivor one year after the case was reported to the police.
The defence counsel asked whether the survivor confirmed to her that medical test was conducted on her.
“I did not ask her,” she responded, adding that her conclusion that “he (Mr Olaleye) engaged the survivor in serial sexual activities” was not based on medical report.
Meanwhile, journalists and other parties were asked to vacate the court room when the survivor gave her testimony.
Judge Oshodi adjourned the case until January 4, for further hearing.
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