My Husband Was Diagnosed Of Sex Addition – Dr Olalere Wife Tells Court
Wife of a medical doctor, Dr. Olufemi Olaleye of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Mrs. Aderemi Fagbemi Olaleye on Monday told an Ikeja Special and Sexual Offences Court that her husband sexually abused a 15-year old minor during her stay with them.
Dr. Olufemi Olaleye is standing trial for alleged defilement and sexual penetration of a-15-year old minor before Justice Ramon Oshodi.
The first prosecution witness, Mrs. Olaleye who is an economist, entrepreneur in real estate and merchandise has been married to the defendant for 11 years.
In her testimony before the court, the witness narrated to the trial judge, that the girl confessed to a relative and their driver about how the doctor has been sleeping with her and threatening to kill her if she tells anyone.
While being led in evidence the, Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP, Dr. Babajide Martins, she said her second cousin told her aunty that the doctor has been sexually abusing since March 2020 and he also introduced her pornography before graduating to oral sex with her and that he does this in different places in the home where there are no cameras. He does this around 2:00a.m.
She said: “ The matter was reported to the police, and investigations were carried out on the defendant and the victim to unravel the truth.
“She said that in the presence of her husband’s lawyer, the Divisional Police Officer who happened to be his patient said she takes her two children to the defendant’s hospital.
According to the witness, “She faced him, and said what do you have to say to what your wife has said
“He broke down in tears that he was having carnal knowledge of her.
“The matter was referred to Gender Section of the Lagos State Police Command.
Police Inspector Esther told her that the victim was not lying about the incidence.
She claimed that her own child also told her that she had seen her husband undress the minor sometime.
According to her, “She didn’t want me to be sad.
“There was no time since November 2021 that Femi had denied the allegations, he has spoken to me about apologising to the whole family and the victim, stating it was the work of the Devil.
She however, noted that he husband checked himself into a rehabilitation home; Grace Cottage Clinics in Ilupeju.
She said, “The psychologist at the rehab reached out to me that he had a diagnosis of sex addiction that I should go back to history that if not, my own daughter can be a victim. That I should cooperate with them.
She also hinted that Dr. Ogunubi sent her a message that he is not going to be a part to pedophiling.
She also said that if her husband did not complete his treatment for sex addiction that he will relapse and that If he is allowed to roam the streets, that it is dangerous.
She denied beating the victim into confessing to her aunt at the aunty’s house and also called a meeting where his mother was present.
During the cross-examination, Babatunde Ogala, SAN asked the witness, Mrs. Olaleye when the victim spoke to her about the abuse, she responded, that it was November 27, 2021.
Ogala further asked if at anytime her husband signed off ownership of the car, she replied: “He didn’t.”
When asked if there was CCTV in the house, her response, “There is no CCTV in my living room, only in the dinning.
At that point, the defence lawyer Ogala SAN, asked that the court allow him play a video recording in court.
The call granted the request and a 39 seconds video showing where the witness was seen beating the victim.
Ogala asked the witness to identify all the persons in the video whuch she did.
He also asked her who was beating the girl, she admitted that she has earlier admitted disciplining her.
She noted further in her response that the video was on the 26th or 27th November, 2021.
Two additional videos of 59 and 57 seconds were also played depicting where the witness was beating the victim and appeared to be visibly angry.
Justice Oshodi however adjourned the matter till December 21 for continuation of trial.