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No allegation of rape made against Baba Ijesha – Police frown at ‘newspaper trail’

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The Lagos Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has debunked claims that in style Nollywood actor, James Omiyinka popularly referred to as Baba Ijesha, who was arrested for defiling a minor will probably be granted bail.

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

He, nonetheless, revealed that the suspect was nonetheless being held on the State Felony 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 may be referred to 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 lady and the case of defilement that occurred seven years in the past remains to be underneath thorough investigations.

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

“We’ve got 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 will probably be taken primarily based on authorized recommendation. Until then, Baba Ijesha’ remains to be in our custody, though the case is bailable we now have not thought-about him for bail,” he mentioned.

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