Nollywood Actor Baba Ijesha denied bail and will remain in detention till July

Nollywood actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha has been denied bail.⁣

Baba Ijesha has been in detention since the 22nd of April, 2021, when the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl foster daughter of popular comedienne, Princess.⁣

He was arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Yaba on Wednesday, 16th of June, 2021 for alleged child molestation.⁣
⁣However, he was denied bail by the Magistrate and is to remain in detention till July 21.⁣

His colleague Yomi Fabiyi was among those who were present at the court.⁣

When interviewed at the end of the court session, he said, “I want to see how the court (hearing) will go because there are so many lacunas, so many things that should have been done. I want to see how the rule of law and justice is being served.”

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