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BREAKING: Nollywood Actor, Baba Ijesha Faces Possible Life Imprisonment As Lagos Recommends Prosecution

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The Lagos state authorities has beneficial the prosecution of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, generally known as ‘Baba Ijesha’, underneath 5 provisions of Legal Legal guidelines of the state.

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The police had in April arrested Baba Ijesha for sexually harassing a 14-year-old lady.



Asserting his arrest in an announcement, Lagos police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi alleged that the actor had been sexually assaulting {the teenager} since she was seven.

The assertion reads, “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Olarenwaju James ‘male’ 48, aka Baba Ijesha, in style Nollywood actor for defiling a minor.

“The case of defilement was reported on nineteenth April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya ‘feminine’ at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for correct investigation.

“Primarily based on preliminary findings, the suspect began sexually assaulting the sufferer, 14 years, since she was seven years previous. The suspect confessed to the crime and was additionally captured by a CCTV digital camera in the home of the complainant.”

In an announcement on Tuesday, Moyosore Onigbanjo, Lagos state Lawyer-Basic, stated Baba Ijesha can be charged underneath the Legal Regulation of Lagos State.

One of many prices consists of Indecent Remedy of a kid, which is punishable by seven years imprisonment.

One other is Defilement of a Little one, which is punishable by life imprisonment. 

Sexual Assault by Penetration can be punishable by life imprisonment.

Baba Ijesha can be being charged for Tried Sexual Assault by Penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment, and Sexual Assault, which is punishable by three years imprisonment.

The assertion learn, “While the State would be certain that Mr. Olanrewaju James’s rights as enshrined within the Structure are upheld, the Ministry of Justice wouldn’t relent in its efforts in making certain that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos State is speedily dropped at guide.

“It’s instructive to notice that the Lagos State Ministry of Justice has been constant in its efforts in defending the weak in our society and because the institution of the Home and Sexual Violence Response Crew in 2014, it has until date prosecuted over 800 circumstances of Sexual and Home offenses.

“The Lawyer-Basic hereby assures Lagosians and certainly Nigerians that in accordance with the DPP’s recommendation, prices can be filed accordingly.”

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