Sexual Assault: Baba Ijesha Denied Bail, Case Transferred To High Court

On Wednesday, the Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State denied bail to embattled Nollywood star Olanrewaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha.

Baba Ijesha, who was dressed in a blue t-shirt, was driven to court in a black Rapid Response Squad maria car.

Baba Ijesha has been in police prison since April 22, 2021, when the Lagos State Police Command confirmed his arrest for allegedly sexually abusing a 14-year-old child under the care of Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess.

According to a previous report by NEWS DIRECT, Lagos State Attorney-General Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, Baba Ijesha might face a life sentence if found guilty in court.

“After due consideration of the facts in the case file, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions issued legal advice on the 4th of May, 2021, which is to the effect that a prima facie case has been disclosed against Mr. Olanrewaju James and recommended he be charged under the following provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,” he had said.

On May 17, 2021, Baba Ijesha was granted bail by magistrates and judicial workers on tour to decongest prisons in the state during the industrial action by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria.

However, Baba Ijesha could not meet the bail conditions which include N500,000 and a level 16 civil servant as surety.


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