Magistrate Court Has Refused to Grant Bail to Baba Ijesha
The magistrate court in Yaba, Lagos state, has refused bail to Omiyinka Olanrewaju, also known as Baba Ijesha.
He was arrested in April of this year for allegedly defiling Princess, the comedienne’s foster daughter when she was 7 and 14. On May 17, magistrates in charge of jail decongestion granted Baba Ijesha bail after 25 days in custody.
He has remained in jail, however, due to his failure to comply with his bail terms.
He was arraigned in Magistrate Court on Wednesday morning, June 16. Kayode Olabiran, his lawyer, asked the court to release his client due to his condition. The magistrate, P.E Nwaka, ruled in the bail application that the court cannot give the actor release since the case is outside its jurisdiction. The complaint has already been filed with the supreme court, according to the judge.
Yetunde Cardoso, the case’s superintendent of police, also spoke out, saying the situation is now beyond the police’s control.
“Mr Olanrewaju was actually granted bail during the JUSUN strike and based on the conditions given, he couldn’t meet them and he was properly charged today.
Just like the court stated, the case has already been filed before the high court and the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) of Lagos State Ministry of Justice has taken over the matter from the police.
So presently, we have handed over to the DPP so the case is before them (DPP). It has nothing to do with the police anymore, it’s now left for the DPP to handle it.”she said