A cancer care advocate Dr Femi Olaleye, who is being accused of defiling a minor, has said he is innocent.
He said the allegations against him are false, malicious and looks like a set-up.
In a statement, the medical practitioner said, “My name and organisation are in the news and on social media for all the wrong reasons.”
“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 weaponised.”
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.
The Lagos State Government had tried to arraign Olaleye on Monday at the Ikeja Special Offences Court but his lawyer said he was out of town and would be available on the next adjourned date.
He is facing two-count charge of alleged defilement and s.e.xual assault by penetration of his wife’s niece.