Baba Ijesha to be arraigned in court today
Actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha, will be arraigned today, June 16, at 9 a.m. in Magistrate Court 1, Yaba.
In April, the actor was detained for allegedly defiling Princess, the actress/foster comedienne’s daughter.
It should be noted that the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had suggested that the actor be prosecuted under five sections of Lagos State’s Criminal Laws.
“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:” the commissioner of justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo said in May.
“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.”