Emmanuel Ukudolo l Monday, December 19, 2022
IKEJA, Lagos, Nigeria – Mrs. Aderemi Fagbemi Olaleye, the wife of Optimal Care Clinic Managing Director, Dr. Femi Olaleye, who is standing trial for sexually abusing a 15 year old minor in his care today gave evidence in court, offloading the sordid details of how her husband progressed from finger to oral sex and eventually have carnal knowledge of the girl she brought to the house for upkeep.
She also told the court that Femi who told her during intimate moment that he does not like oral sex because he is an old man is performing oral sex on the teenager who calls him Daddy. “When I try to get down on him, he will say, no, no, Aderemi, I am an old man”.
She and Femi have been married for 11 years and the union is blessed with two lovely girls. They got married on 30th March, 2011. But they have been partner for 12 years. She told the court that she asked her husband, Femi to leave the home after the incident since she has two daughters whom she feared could be targeted by her husband.
Adremi Olaleye who was testifying in the case involving Lagos State and Dr. Femi Olaleye before Justice Ramon Oshodi proceeds as follows:
The complainant, Beauty Iwa, not her real name is the daughter of my cousin who resides with me until July 2022. She started living with me 19th November 2019 after the demise of my late mother, whom she was hitherto living with. She was 15 years old when she started living with us at 17 Layo Ogunbanji close off Maryland, Lagos.
She left our home July 2022. She was 18 years 5th of March 2022. We have been partners for 12 years, married for 11 years. I support him wholeheartedly with every resources I have. We have a good relationship.
On 27th November 2021, niece of my second cousin Beauty X told my closest sister that since March 2020, Femi has been sexually abusing her and that she initially introduced her to pornography and from there graduated to oral sex and that he does the abuses in places in the home where there are no cameras and in the study around 2 am and almost on a daily basis.
She said that the reason the girl was afraid to tell her was because he switches off the cameras in the home or turns their direction so that she does not notice anything. She said that when he wants her to perform oral sex, he will sit on the couch and bend her mouth towards the penis and release in her mouth and clean up in the toilet and say thank you my love, I am saving for you.
This went on from March 2020 until November 2021 when she was able to summon up the courage to tell an elderly family member. She also said from oral sex, it graduated to penetrating sex and that in my absence when I have gone to pick my children from school, he will put her on the table in the study and have carnal knowledge of her. He is able to penetrate her through the use of a lubricant, whom she mentioned to the investigator that came to the house. She said he threatened her that the day she speaks about it she will die and that he will eliminate myself and children to cover her path.
There was a day the family driver, Waheed Yusuf came to work early in the morning and met Beauty X at the backyard of the house spitting our substance that she told the driver was sperm because prior to his arrival Femi had had oral sex with her and released sperm into her mouth. She told him, she is tired and that everyday that this man wants to kill her.
She said she thought the family driver saw them because that day, the incident happened in the sitting room. She said the driver wanted to confront him but Beauty X held his leg and said if he does Femi will kill her, her only aunty and everybody. Immediately I heard of it I went to lay a formal complaint at the Anthony Police Station.
Beauty X did not tell me initially, she confided in my aunt. On 27 November 2021, according to the elderly Nanny, Beauty X was very rude to her, so I called her upstairs and cautioned her. As I called her upstairs, she gave a long hiss and this is the girl that was very peaceful all these while, so I disciplined her and told her I am raising a queen, you dare not disrespect your elders.
The next day, Femi came from travel, the children told him that Beauty X has been rude to mummy and the elderly Nanny. Instead of discussing what the children had told him, Femi went straight to Blessing’s room and started pacifying her. I told him, we should not raise up Beauty X that way but that we should discipline her together. He turned to me and said, what am I saying. “He said the worst you could say is that I am sleeping with Beauty x , Okay I am sleeping with her. I told him this is outrageous, you should not say this because neighbors should not hear it. Immedittely I said so, he told Blessing to pack her load and that he is taking her out of the home. I told him he did not bring Beauty X to the home, because she is my family member. He now took Beauty x to my aunty home. My aunty, a retired school principal told him that it is not good for you to just bring Beauty X here because her aunty disciplined her. After he left, my aunty sat her down and she confessed. As soon as she confessed, my aunt called me and told me but said I should not tell anybody.
Late at Femi’s mother’s home in Surulere, the girl repeated what she told my aunt in the present of Femi’s mother. The matter was reported at Anthony Police station.
At Anthony Police station, where I went to lay my complain, the DPO was not on seat. I called the DPO that I had given a statement. The DPO called me later and asked for my home address and they came to our home and arrested Femi based on the statement I entered at the police station.
A few minutes later, I got a call from the Police station. I was welcomed into the office of the DPO and at that time he was seated with his lawyer, Olalekan Buruje from Iwelumo & Iwelumo chambers. The DPO asked me to repeat what I said. I told him and she faced Femi and said what do you have to say doctor?
Unknown to me, the DPO also happened to be his patient and that she takes her children to his clinic. Femi broke down in tears and confessed in presence of the DPO and his lawyer that he was having canal knowledge of blessing. He confessed fingering her to the point of having sex with her. The DPO took written and video recording of his confession in the presence of his lawyer and asked me to leave and that they were going to remand him and that I should bring blessing to the station. We took Blessing to the station the following morning and the DPO also took both written and video statement from Beauty X.
Femi was kept at Anthony police station, immediately he confessed, his lawyer started bothering me, and the DPO chased him out that he was trying to obstruct the rule of law and justice. The dpo said he was referring the case to the gender section of the Police force. I told the police that I am not happy if he is granted administrative bail, because if Femi can defile Blessing who calls him daddy, he could also sleep with my daughter. He said that that Beauty X was a blessing to him, that If Beauty X was not sleeping with him he could also have been sleeping with his own daughter. I have it on tape. So I said even if granted bail, I don’t feel safe with him coming home.
Femi promised to seek spiritual help and stay away from us until the issue is resolved. He wrote an undertaken and had it signed.
I told the lawyer that the undertaken should not just be limited to his staying away from the house but that he should state what warranted my asking him to stay away. He wrote it and his lawyer also signed the undertaken with NBA seal.
The mater was later referred to the gender section of the LAGOS state police command, where my statement was taken by one SP Ambimbola Williams. I wrote my statement, my driver was also called to make a statement.
When I realized that after the administrative bail nothing was being done and despite the undertaken, he had come to our residence on two occasions at night, (I have footages), to harass us, when I saw that this was intimidation to silent me, I asked my lawyer to write to the Lagos state domestic and sexual violence agency.
The agency confirmed they are working on it. One Madam Esther Ownughara followed us to our house and met Beauty X who demonstrated how Femi sexually defiled her.
We were refereed to Mirable centre, we were also referred to a psychologist whom Blessing saw for six months. After the investigation, they remanded Femi at the state command that they were going to charge him to court. At this time, I was preparing for a course at Harvard and that he could not be charged in my absence. Upon my return in May, I reported to tell them that I am back. All this while, I was getting threat messages from Femi, gaslighted all over the world, that was why I had to change Blessing’s location for his safety. I petitioned the Lagos CP and RRS to protect us. After the undertaken, Femi was not residing with us but he was sending several emails and WhatsApp messages saying what he has done is the work of the devil, he also checked himself into a rehab, Grace Cottage Clinic, Ilupeju. The psychologist reached out to me that Femi had a psychological problem of sex addiction and that if not taken care of properly, my daughter could be the next target. I told her that help comes to those who know they have a problem. She said that it is not peculiar to me but that it has happened in his previous marriage.
My daughter told me that she has actually seen Femi undress Beauty X before. Inspector Esther was also told the same thing and that Blessing herself saw her that day. My daughter’s name is Mishael Oluwafanimora.
In November 2021, Femi had denied these allegations that they should apologise to the entire family and Beauty X that it was the work of the Devil. When he checked himself out of the Grace Cottage, the consultant Psychologist, Grace Okunubi who had the home, said to me that she is not going to be party to pedophile and that if he does not complete the treatment for sex addiction, he would relax and if allowed to roam the street, he is a danger.
I have never beaten Beauty X in respect of these allegations because I didn’t know this until Blessing confessed at my aunt’s home and also called a meeting with Femi’s mother, where Blessing confessed to all of us. My lord, most night, Femi gives me a small tablet, he claims that it is junior asprin because I am turning 50 soon that it averts blood cloth, may be a medical examination need to be conducted on it, My lord I believe I slept my way through his atrocities. He also gives me phenegal.
My lord, there was a day a family member came to spend some time, by the time Femi came, we had all slept on this day, Bridget slept with Beauty X but later. He entered the room tiptoed into the room and tried to lay besides Bridget, and bridget, my sister said Blood of Jesus, as she removes the covering to sleep with her. Bridget said madam, there is something going on in the house, at this moment, I have to go.
He threatened her that he is a British citizen if she speaks, I will be eliminated with her and she will run out of the country.
When asked why she was giving evidence indicting her husband she said.
“I was raised up as Christian, evil is evil, I have daughters who stay with me, Femi has female patients who trust him totally, if this evil is not curtailed it will continue and the way my mother raised me, my conscience will not allow me to rest.
It was not a set up. How will I set up a 15 year old child to destroy my home, the home I built, I cannot set you up Femi. I do not have anything to gain but for the truth to prevail.