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Baba Ijesha: Outrage As Nigerians Allege Cover-up Over Police’s Plan To Release Actor

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A cross-section of Nigerians has kicked in opposition to the plan by the Lagos State Police Command to launch Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, from custody.

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Whereas some requested if the police had not been compromised, others insisted that the actor’s case should not be swept below the carpet.



Punch had reported on Wednesday {that a} senior officer on the Lagos State Police Command confirmed {that a} directive had been given for the discharge of the Nollywood actor.

 

The supply stated this was because of the ongoing strike by members of the Judicial Employees Union of Nigeria, the place courts had ceased from sitting and the suspect couldn’t be detained indefinitely with out trial.

 

The supply, nevertheless, stated investigation into the current allegation in opposition to Omiyinka revealed that he didn’t defile the sufferer, including that when she was questioned, the sufferer confirmed the identical.

 

The senior police officer had acknowledged, “There was no case of defilement, individuals are simply speaking out of sentiment. They don’t seem to be speaking from the purpose of regulation. We interviewed all events concerned within the case for 3 hours at this time (Wednesday).

 

“The mom complained that her baby was on the age of seven when she was defiled and the kid pointed at Baba Ijesha. However the case was not reported till she was 14 years and below the regulation, the case has turn into statute-barred.

 

“Concerning this new case, the CCTV footage has been assessed and nowhere was it captured that Baba Ijesha defiled her. The footage solely confirmed him touching the sufferer’s physique nevertheless it by no means confirmed him having any sexual activity with the lady. The lady additionally confirmed the identical factor.”

 

However some Nigerians on social media, Twitter and Fb, smelt a rat within the police’s rationalization, whereas insisting that Baba Ijesha’s alleged defilement of the minor should not be swept below the carpet.  

 

As an illustration, Uncle Jay @1point_six stated, “No sentiment. I am not a choose, however from what I’ve gathered to this point, Baba Ijesha is a paedophile. Although he denied the rape allegations. No excuse for touching a minor indecently. Investigation continues. With this, he has no profession once more, no one needs to look at a paedophile.”

 

Wyatt_Of_La @ix_wyatt stated, “They stated it’s statute-barred. What may a 7-year-old lady say or do after threatened to not communicate to anybody about it? The concern alone. Nobody would consider her. This nation is fucked. Let’s not even discuss in regards to the sexual assault.

 

“With this type of growth, individuals would truly need to resolve to jungle justice over any rape case on this nation. These rapists can’t go free. Rattling all these rape apologists.”

 

EndbadgovernanceinNigeria @hammedmusa stated, “Unbelievable. If he cannot be charged for defilement, how about sexual assault? This man should not be allowed to stroll free similar to that.”

 

Fblack @fblackaleem stated, “Why will somebody not do the identical subsequent time? We do not take rape points or molestation severely on this nation.”

 

Toni @tonisexi1 stated, “So this wickedness will go unpunished? We do not dwell in a rustic; I simply do not need to sound like Nnamdi Kanu. Think about! he touched her physique indecently. Sigh.”

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