Baba Ijesha to be arraigned in court on Wednesday for alleged sexual harassment of a minor

Nollywood actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha will be arraigned in court for the first time since his arrest in April as the JUSUN strike, which was the reason for his continuous detention has been called off. He will be arraigned at the Magistrate Court 1, Yaba, on Wednesday, 16th of June, 2021.⁣

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had earlier recommended that the actor be charged under 5 provisions of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State.⁣

The Commissioner of Justice, Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo made this statement in May, “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:”
“1. Section 135 – Indecent treatment of a child – punishable by 7 years imprisonment, 2. Section 137 – Defilement of a child – punishable by life imprisonment, 3. Section 261 – Sexual Assault by Penetration – punishable by life imprisonment, 4. Section 262 – Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration – punishable by 14 years imprisonment and 5. Section 263 – Sexual assault – punishable by 3 years imprisonment.”⁣

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