Popular Lagos Doctor, Femi Olaleye, who is presently making headlines over accusations of defiling a minor, has now spoken.
Actress, fitness enthusiast, and single mum of one, Kate Henshaw had previously exposed a prominent medical practitioner, Dr. Femi Olaleye, founder of Optimal Healthcare Company for molesting his wife’s niece for over two years.
Kate Henshaw wrote “I have always advocated ZERO TOLERANCE on gender-based violence and child abuse. My stance will never change as long as I live…@drfemi I have supported your work for many years…I have been to your home and celebrated your birthday with you and your family…Calling me a liar after admitting to my face what you did smacks of disrespect to my person…You molested a minor… This may not even be your first time…I am calling on all others whom you have assaulted to come forward and make sure that you pay for the crimes you have committed.”
Also, the Lagos State Government had unsuccessfully tried to arraign Olaleye on Monday at the Ikeja Special Offences Court. However, his lawyer said he was out of town and would be available on the next adjourned date.
Olaleye has now reacted by saying the allegations against him are false and malicious and looked like a set-up.
He is facing a two-count charge of alleged defilement and sexual assault by penetration of his wife’s niece.
Dr Femi Olaleye releases statement
In a statement, the medical practitioner said, “My name and organization are in the news and on social media for all the wrong reasons.”
He further said, “I think I may have underestimated the situation and thought it was a domestic issue which my wife and those encouraging her to destroy our home have weaponized.”
He added that his person, work, corporate and individual partnerships and friendships are threatened by the “baseless and false allegations.”
Olaleye noted that the situation has been on since November 2021 and that he has been fighting to save his marriage which has seen numerous crisis over the past 11 years.
“I have now decided to fight against the false and malicious allegations and of course what now looks like set-up/blackmail,” he said.
The medical doctor added that he would let the public know the outcome of investigation by the authorities.