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Baba Ijesha: Maximum sentence must be passed on actor – FG

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The Lagos Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has debunked claims that standard Nollywood actor, James Omiyinka popularly often called Baba Ijesha, who was arrested for defiling a minor shall be granted bail.

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Odumosu, who made this identified to newsmen on Thursday, mentioned the allegation in opposition to Baba Ijesha was on sexual and indecent assault which is bailable, not defilement.

He, nevertheless, revealed that the suspect was nonetheless being held on the State Prison Investigation Division (SCID) Panti pending authorized recommendation from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

“You don’t do trial on the pages of newspapers. There are two points in Baba Ijesha’ case. One is the allegation that he defiled a lady seven-years-ago and at the moment no compliant was made to the police.

“Final week, a video went viral the place he was arrested for having sexual assault which might be known as an indecent assault as a result of it was with out the sufferer’s consent.

“Additionally, Baba Ijesha admitted that he sexually assaulted the woman and the case of defilement that occurred seven years in the past continues to be underneath thorough investigations.

“Sexual assault is a bailable offence. It’s not like rape. No allegation of rape was made in opposition to him.

“We have now compiled the case file and we now have despatched it to the workplace of DPP and the workplace of the Legal professional Common of Lagos State for authorized recommendation.

“As soon as that comes out, motion shall be taken based mostly on authorized recommendation. Until then, Baba Ijesha’ continues to be in our custody, although the case is bailable we now have not thought-about him for bail,” he mentioned.

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