Lagos Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu has debunked declare of the command having plans of releasing well-liked actor James Omiyinka alias Baba Ijesha who was arrested for allegedly defiling a minor.
Odumosu who informed newsmen that the allegation towards Baba Ijesha was sexual/ indecent assault which is bailable and never defilement, mentioned the suspect was nonetheless being held on the State Legal Investigation Division (SCID) Panti pending authorized recommendation from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The police commissioner additionally disclosed that he interviewed all events concerned within the case for about three hours, and it was established the alleged defilement came about seven-years-ago however was not reported.
“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 One is the allegation that he defiled a woman seven-years-ago .The lady is now 14 years outdated. At the moment no compliant or report was made to the police.
“Final week, a video went viral the place he was arrested for having sexual assault. What is supposed by indecent assault? When a person touches a girl the place he isn’t purported to with out her authority or consent.
“Baba Ijesha admitted that he sexually assaulted the lady. The case of defilement that occurred seven years in the past remains to be below thorough investigations and would require some scientific work.
“Sexual assault is a bailable offence. It isn’t like rape. No allegation of rape was made towards him. All through yesterday, they had been all with me, together with the lady that was assaulted and Baba Ijesha’ himself. I listened to them, one after the opposite.
“Now we have compiled the case file and now we have despatched it to the workplace of DPP and the workplace of the Lawyer Basic of Lagos State for authorized recommendation.
“As soon as that comes out, motion will likely be taken primarily based on authorized recommendation. Until then, Baba Ijesha’ remains to be in our custody. The case is bailable however now we have not thought-about him for bail.”
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