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Olaleye: Kate Henshaw Demands Justice For Teenage Girl Allegedly Raped By Lagos Doctor

The trial of Olufemi Olaleye, the doctor reported to have defiled his 15-year-old wife’s niece continued on Wednesday January 4, as a medical doctor from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Oyebimpe  Akinbunmi, told the court that the pattern of injury on the victim’s private parts showed repeated forceful penetration.

Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, has demanded justice for a 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly defiled by a Lagos-based doctor, Olufemi Olaleye, who is also her aunt’s husband.

With the hearing which  resumed on wednesday at the at the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, the actress, who had once worked with the controversial doctor on some of his awareness projects on breast cancer and cervical cancer, said justice must be served in the case.

Though the doctor has continouslly denied the rape accusation, the case was adjourned untill January 26.

“I’m here because I had professional relationship with Femi Frank Olaleye; I I’m not a judge. I just want justice to be served. That’s it.”Henshaw spoke at the court on Wednesday after the case was adjourned untill January 26.

Olaleye, the Managing Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, is facing two counts of defilement and sexual assault by penetration.

In her testimony, Akinbunmi said medical tests revealed that the victim was sexually abused by the defendant, adding that based on the history the survivor provided, “the major findings were in the genital area. The hymen was angular, which means ring-shaped and slightly estrogenised. There was a notch at 9 ‘O’clock position on the hymen and transection at one ‘O’clock position at the hymen. The vaginal was also unduly visible more than one-third of the lower vagina.

“The pattern of injury that I saw was consistent with repeated forceful penetrative injury into the vagina, an ongoing forceful long penetrative injury to the vagina was what I documented and reported to the centre.”

The witness further said the victim narrated how she was abused.

“She said he usually called her in the middle of the night when others were sleeping to come downstairs and that he would remove his trousers and ask her to suck his pen**. He sometimes also puts his finger in her private parts.

“Then, she (the victim) said he also applied something like lubricant and he would penetrate her private parts with his pen**. This she said happened about four times and he would also give her pills and threaten her that she would die if she told anyone,” Akinbunmi added.

During cross-examination by the defence counsel, Babatunde Ogala, SAN, the witness said the survivor did not reveal the name of the defendant as her abuser, adding that she also could not say when the abuse started or stopped.

Akinbunmi, however, said the patterns of the injury on the victim showed that the penetration was consistent and repeated, adding that several factors might affect the healing process as there could be bruises or abrasions.

Earlier, the Investigative Police Officer, Esther Igbineweka, told the court that the medical report filed on April 15, 2022, which revealed forceful penetration, was conducted after the victim took the officer around the places in the house where she was abused.

“While the investigation was still on, the complainant opted to travel for a programme out of the country. Based on this, my OC, Agboola, with the consent of the complainant, released the defendant on bail.

“In the course of my investigation, I found out that the complainant and the defendant are married with two kids. I also found the victim is a niece of the complainant and that she started living with them in early 2020 during the COVID-19 and the defendant is a doctor and that the incident was not reported anywhere before March 29, 2022, when the case came to my table.

“The victim did not report the case of indecent assault treatment to anybody. I also found out that the defendant denied all the allegations of defilement against the victim.”

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