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Sexual Assault: Baba Ijesha To Be Arraigned In Court Today

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Alleged Sexual Assault: Baba Ijesha Pleads Not Guilty To Six-Count Charges

Popular Nigerian actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha, will appear before the Magistrate Court 1, Yaba, today (Wednesday) by 9 am.

Recall that the actor was arrested by the police for sexually harassing a 14-year-old girl, the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess.

The spokesman of the Lagos State police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, while announcing his arrest alleged that the actor had been sexually assaulting the teenager since she was seven.

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

“The case of defilement was reported on 19th April 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya ‘female’ at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for proper investigation.”

“Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim, 14 years, since she was seven years old. The suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the complainant.”

The Lagos State Government in a statement on May 4 subsequently stated the actor would be charged under the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

One of the charges against him includes Indecent Treatment of a child, which is punishable by seven years imprisonment.

Another is the defilement of a child, which is punishable by life imprisonment, sexual assault by penetration is also punishable by life imprisonment.

Baba Ijesha was also being charged for Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment, and sexual assault, which is punishable by three years imprisonment.

is an Associate at Naija News. He is a news media enthusiast, he holds a degree in psychology and loves exploring and sharing about the enormous power that lies in the human mind. Email: [email protected], Instagram: adeniyidman

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