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Controversy trails Gender Unit over refusal to charge suspect to court 5 months after arrest

Controversy is currently trailing the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command and the Lagos State Domestic Sexual Violence Agency following its refusal to charge a suspect arrested for rape in court five months after.

The suspect, Dr. Femi Olaleye of Optimal Care Cancer Foundation was arrested by Operatives of the Gender Unit Ikeja in march 2022 for allegedly abusing his wife’s niece severally.

He was detained for twelve days in police custody after which he was granted bail.

It was gathered that the Investigating Police Officer in charge of the case, at the gender unit, is Bimbo Williams.

NigeriaCrime.com gathered that the victim started living with her aunt who is married to the suspect after her father died and her aunt took her in so she can get a better life.

According to the victim (names withheld), the suspect Olaleye started by introducing her to pornography. He later thought me how to perform oral sex. I started performing oral sex on him days before he started penetrating me.

“The day he deflowered me, he made me swear on oath never to tell anyone.”

It was learned that the suspect was having both oral and penetrative sex with this child daily for 19 months. And would ejaculate inside her mouth daily.

Lamenting the way operatives of the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command and the Lagos State Domestic Sexual Violence Agency have handled the Child Protection Network, Lagos State questioned why Gender Unit Ikeja has refused to charge the case to court since March 2022 when Femi Olaleye was arrested in March where he spent 12 days in police custody and was granted bail.”

Appealing to the Lagos State Government, Child Protection Network, called on Governor Babajide Sanwoolu to intervene as a government employee is the one trying to scuttle justice.
We know that Lagos state has zero tolerance for child sexual abuse which is a crime in Lagos state, we, therefore call on Babajide Sanwoolu to ensure justice is done.

When contacted, on why the case has stalled for over six months the spokesperson Lagos State Police Command SP Benjamin Hudenyin said the case was sent to the Legal unit for legal advice.

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