Baba Ijesha, actual identify James Olanrewaju faces a potential life imprisonment for the alleged sexual assault he was arrested for.

On April 22, Lagos State Police Command stated the Nollywood actor was in detention for allegedly defiling a minor

Police spokesman, Muyuwa Adejobi stated the case was reported on April 19 by Princess Adekola Adekanya at Sabo Police Station.

The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu ordered the switch of the matter to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos for investigation.

Baba Ijesha, 48, allegedly first assaulted the sufferer when she was 7 years previous. The lady is now aged 14.

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On Tuesday, the Legal professional-Basic and Commissioner for Justice Moyosore Onigbanjo supplied an replace on the case.

Onigbanjo stated the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) issued authorized recommendation {that a} prima facie case has been disclosed in opposition to Olarenwaju.

The recommendation advisable that the actor needs to be charged beneath the Felony Legislation of Lagos State, 2015.

Baba Ijesha will face 5 costs. He can be tried beneath part 135 – indecent therapy of a kid – punishable by seven years imprisonment; part 137 – defilement of a kid – punishable by life imprisonment.

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Others part 261 – sexual assault by penetration – punishable by life imprisonment; part 262 – tried sexual assault by penetration – punishable by 14 years imprisonment, and part 263 – sexual assault – punishable by three years imprisonment.

“Whereas the state would guarantee James’ rights as enshrined within the structure are upheld, the Ministry of Justice wouldn’t relent in its efforts at making certain that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos is speedily delivered to guide”, Onigbanjo famous.

Baba Ijesha dangers life imprisonment for alleged sexual assault


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