Nollywood Actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as, Baba Ijesha, has been granted bail. The actor who has been in police custody since April for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor who also happened to be the foster daughter of comedian, Princess, was granted bail on Monday, 17th of May, 2021 on health grounds by a magistrate who was at the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID Panti to review some cases in a bid to decongest the police facility.
Although granted bail, Baba Ijesha is yet to be released as his lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, is working towards perfecting his bail condition which includes that he must have two sureties. One of the sureties must be a Level 10 Public officer while the second surety must be a relation of the actor. The bail is put at N500, 000 in bond.
The accused actor is yet to be charged to court due to the industrial strike by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).