The absence of the Medical Director (MD) of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation (OCCF), Dr Femi Olaleye, for defiling a 16-year-old girl in an Ikeja domestic violence and sexual offences court on Monday stalled hearing.
The prosecuting counsel, Oluwagbenga Alagbe, informed the court when the case was called that Dr Olaleye was not in court.
Alagbe told court that the prosecution had done the needful in a letter dated November 18, sent to the suspect and copied to the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) to notify them of the date for hearing the case.
He, therefore, prayed the court to issue a bench warrant against him.
The defence counsel, Babatunde Ogala (SAN), apologised for his client’s absence, noting that he was out of town as at the time the letter was sent to him.
He, therefore, prayed the court to grant them a further date and assured that the defendant would be available in court.
Justice Ramon Oshodi adjourned the case to November 30. (NAN)