Nollywood Actor Yomi Fabiyi has organised a protest calling for the discharge of his embattled colleague, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, who was accused of molesting a minor.
The protest was held on the State Prison Investigation Division, Panti, Yaba alongside different colleagues and well-wishers of Baba Ijesha on Wednesday.
Fabiyi had earlier promised to mobilise Nigerians for a protest if Baba Ijesha had not been granted bail earlier than in the present day, Wednesday, twelfth Might.
The protesters brandished placards with varied inscriptions. A few of them learn, ‘Denial of bail of bailable offence is human rights violation’, ‘Ilegal detention is a human rights violation, do not assist it’, ‘Say no to set-up, say no to torture’, ‘Nigeria Police, please enable the regulation to dictate, not Iyabo Ojo, not Princess and co, please bail Ijesha’, amongst others.
Fabiyi, who has been supportive of Baba Ijesha, stated, “What now we have noticed is that, when this man, one in every of our colleagues, Baba Ijesha, was introduced right here, so many items of proof have been thrown on-line, the official of police got here out and stated we must be affected person that we should always enable the police do their job after which the Commissioner of Police got here out and stated it’s a bailable offence however now we have observed that, after then, it’s getting to 2 weeks now and he’s but to be launched.
“We do not know if he has any medical situation however he has not been granted bail, we aren’t supporting the crime he was accused of, we aren’t saying he did or did not do it you might be doing all of your job however what we count on is that each sane citizen ought to respect that as a result of human proper is vital and that’s the reason now we have come to fulfill ur public officers, we belief and imagine in you. I’ve written to the governor, to the Commissioner of police.”
Fabiyi argued that the continual detention of the actor with out trial is a violation of his human rights.
In the meantime, he had written on his Instagram deal with some days in the past: “Peace protest on human rights, Unlawful detention by police arising on Wednesday if the police refuse to do the best factor and grant Baba Ijesha administrative bail which is his elementary rights.
“Any progressive state and society should respect the rights of others as enshrined underneath the regulation.
“In case you refuse to be involved now, bear in mind it could possibly be you. Forceful arrest, unlawful imprisonment is a serious software of oppression and police brutality. We should protest in opposition to this vehemently.
“Stand by what is true. #ReleaseBabaIjeshaOnBail. #SayNoHumanRightsViolation.”
SaharaReporters had reported on Might 4 that Lagos State authorities advisable the prosecution of Baba Ijesha underneath 5 provisions of Prison Legal guidelines of the state.
In a press release, Moyosore Onigbanjo, Lagos State Legal professional-Common stated Baba Ijesha can be charged underneath the Prison Legislation of Lagos State.
One of many fees consists of Indecent Therapy 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 also be punishable by life imprisonment.
Baba Ijesha can also be being charged for Tried Sexual Assault by Penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment, and Sexual Assault, which is punishable by three years imprisonment.
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