Witness Narrates How Dr. Olaleye Allegedly Groomed Survivor Into Sexual Activities

Justice Ramon Oshodi led court was on Tuesday shown a recorded video of the experiences of the 16-year-old survivor alleged to have been sexually abused by the Medical Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Dr Olufemi Olaleye.

The video recording contained in a flash drive was admitted in evidence by the trial judge and marked Exhibit P1 alongside the report of the forensic interview and certificate of compliance.

Dr Olaleye is facing a two count charge of child defilement before the court.

While being led in evidence by the Director, Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dr Jide Martins, the child forensic interview expert , Mrs Olabisi Ajayi -Kayode narrated to the court how Dr Olaleye groomed the survivor into serial sexual activities and deflowered her while living with her auntie.

The witness, Mrs Ajayi-Kayode who is a Chief Forensic officer with Cece Yara Foundation, told the court that the survivor informed her that Dr Olaleye asked her, “are you still a virgin? Why are you still keeping your virginity. Virginity is no longer in vogue. Girls of 12, 13, 14 are no longer virgin.”

The child forensic expert further informed the court that the survivor told her that the first time the defendant had sex with her, she experienced “sharp pain and there was blood and that he (Dr Olaleye) took tissue paper and wiped the blood.”

She said when asked if anybody has ever done anything to her that she doesn’t like, that the survivor answered in the negative.

She added that the survivor said she sleeps on the floor in the children’s room and the defendant would normally come there in the night, pretend as if making sure the windows were okay.

She said he would tap her and asked her to go and prepare coffee for him.

She said it was in the course of preparing the coffee that the defendant started touching her inappropriately by fingering her private part and ordered her to perform oral sex on him.

She said whenever she attempted to resist him, the defendant would threatened her life and that of her auntie.

“The survivor informed also said that the defendant normally defiled her in part of the house not covered by the Close Circuit Television (CCTV).”

Mrs Ajayi-Kayode added that one particular day, the survivor was waiting by the security house based on the instructions of her auntie that she should not be staying alone inside the house, when the defendant arrived and ordered her inside the house.

“When they got inside, he asked her to prepare ‘amala’ for him. In the process of doing this, he came into the kitchen and took her to his study and had sex with her and warned her not to tell anyone.

“After that, the abuses became more regular, having sex with her and sometimes, oral sex.”

Mrs Ajayi-Kayode said the survivor informed her that one day, she was washing clothes outside their house and was soliloquizing on her experience, that she was tired of the constant abuse by the doctor.

She said this was when the driver, Waheed, heard her and convinced her to narrate her experience to him and she did and pleaded with him not tell anyone.

The child forensic interview further noted that: “he (Dr Olaleye) gained access to the child and use his position as husband of her auntie to gain position of sexual abuse, using coercion to maintain control and to suppress the abuse.”

Under cross examination by defence counsel, Babatunde Ogala (SAN), the child forensic expert insisted that she drew her conclusion based on her interview with the survivor.

She however denied interacting with the police since they were part of the investigation.

She insisted that the defendant serially abused the survivor.

The matter was thereafter adjourned till tomorrow.

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