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Why Police Will Detain Baba Ijesha Until Court Resumes – Lagos Police




The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has mentioned the continued detention of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, relies on authorized recommendation from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions within the state Ministry of Justice.



He additionally mentioned the actor wouldn’t be launched till the Judiciary Workers Union of Nigeria referred to as off its nationwide strike and the courts resumed in order that he could possibly be arraigned.

Odumosu acknowledged this in response to Wednesday’s protest by Omiyinka’s colleague, Yomi Fabiyi, and others, who demonstrated on the State Felony Investigation and Intelligence Division, Panti, Yaba, to demand his launch on bail.


He mentioned based mostly on the authorized recommendation, a prima facie case had been established towards Omiyinka, including that the thespian’s continued detention was based mostly on the DPP’s recommendation.

Odumosu mentioned, “Once they acquired the SCIID in the present day (Wednesday), they had been suggested by the Deputy Commissioner of Police accountable for the SCIID, and he advised them that we’ve finished our work and sought authorized recommendation from the Ministry of Justice and the recommendation was that we should always nonetheless preserve him in our custody.


“Once we concluded our investigation, we forwarded our report back to the ministry for authorized recommendation. The ministry suggested us by way of the Workplace of the Public Defender. The authorized recommendation was that there was a prima facie case established towards him and a few sections of the legislation had been quoted within the recommendation. So, the recommendation was that he ought to nonetheless stay in our custody and to be charged for that.”

Odumosu mentioned the ministry may assessment its place regarding Omiyinka’s detention if the JUSUN strike continues indefinitely, including {that a} new association had been made within the state for courts to take a seat 3 times per week.


The CP mentioned, “Relating to the JUSUN strike, they agreed to be working for 3 days and placing for 2 days. They’ll go on strike on Monday and Tuesday, whereas the courts will sit on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


“It was our hope that they’d work on Wednesday, however coincidentally, Wednesday and Thursday are public holidays. But when the courts proceed to stay shut, the Ministry of Justice might additional assessment the report. However proper now, we’re counting on the recommendation of the ministry.”

Omiyinka has been in detention since he was arrested for alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old lady, who’s within the care of a comedienne, Adekola Adekoya, aka Princess.


Through the demonstration on Wednesday, the protesters demanded that Omiyinka ought to be launched on bail.


Fabiyi, who led the demonstration, mentioned he was not in assist of the allegations levelled towards Omiyinka, however famous that what he was clamouring for was for his elementary human rights to be revered.

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