Baba Ijesha faces a 5-count charge, risks life imprisonment

Nollywood Actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, risks being imprisoned for life as the Lagos State government charges him for sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and three other charges.
Lagos State Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo revealed in a statement on Tuesday, 4th of May, 2021, that the state’s directorate of public prosecutions has recommended five charges “after due consideration of the facts in the case file.”

She said Olanrewaju James also known as Baba Ijesha will be charged under section 135 for indecent treatment of a child- punishable by seven years imprisonment; section 137 for the defilement of a child – punishable by life imprisonment; section 261for sexual assault by penetration – punishable by life imprisonment; section 262 for attempted sexual assault by penetration – punishable by 14 years imprisonment and section 263 for sexual assault- punishable by three years imprisonment.

She also said, “While the state would ensure ‘James’ rights as enshrined in the constitution are upheld, the Ministry of Justice would not relent in its efforts at ensuring that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos is speedily brought to book.”

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