Thursday, December 1, 2022
Decide Ramon Oshodi of the Ikeja Home Violence and Sexual Offences Courtroom on Wednesday admitted Femi Olaleye to N50 million bail with two surety.
Mr Olaleye, the managing director of Optimum Most cancers Care Basis, was arraigned in courtroom on Wednesbury over allegations of sexually assaulting his spouse’s 16-year-old niece.
Mr Oshodi, in his ruling, stated the accused could be remanded in Kiriki jail, Ikoyi, till the bail circumstances are met.
Peoples Gazette reported that Mr Olaleye’s arraignment was stalled final week as a result of his absence in courtroom.
On Wednesday, Babatunde Ogala, the authorized counsel representing the defendant, requested the courtroom to confess the defendant on bail on the grounds that he was able to attend all of the trials for the case.
The counsel argued that the defendant was a number one most cancers care advocate whose sufferers would endure if remanded in jail custody in the course of the trial.
In accordance with Mr Ogala, the offences levelled in opposition to Mr Olaleye usually are not “grievous allegations like treason” warranting a dying sentence.
The authorized counsel added that the behaviour exhibited by Mr Olaleye because it pertains to his voluntary presence in courtroom exhibits that he’ll adjust to the circumstances of the courtroom.
He stated the defendants got here to courtroom with “dependable and liable” skilled colleagues prepared to face as sureties for him if granted bail by the courtroom.
Mr Babatunde Martins, the state’s counsel, stated the offences levelled in opposition to the defendant are critical crimes in Lagos, attracting life imprisonment.
Mr Martins stated the prosecution group was involved that Mr Olaleye may intervene with the case, owing to his relationship with the sufferer and the accused is a flight danger having a British passport.
He requested the courtroom to impose bail circumstances to make sure the defendant attends his trial.
The decide stated the defendant’s sureties would offer titles of two landed properties in Lagos, proof of gainful employment, three-year tax clearance, and correct nationwide identification paperwork.
The decide requested Olaleye to submit his worldwide passport, British passport and all travelling paperwork to the courtroom’s clerk.
The decide adjourned the case till December 19 and 21 for additional listening to.
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