Baba Ijesha to be prosecuted for five offences – Lagos govt

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Police arrest Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, AKA Baba Ijesha for defiling minor
Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, AKA Baba Ijesha

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice said on Tuesday that its Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) had established a prima facie case of child sexual offences against actor Olanrewaju James, also known as Baba Ijesha.

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) said following the DPP’s advice, Baba Ijesha will face a five-count charge bordering on the offences.

The offences are indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, attempted sexual assault by penetration, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault.

Defilement and sexual assault by penetration carry life imprisonment while three other counts attract seven, three and 14 years imprisonment respectively, under sections 135, 137, 261, 262 and 263 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Onigbanjo said the Police on April 30, 2021, forwarded the case file of ‘COP v Olanrewaju James’ to the DPP for legal advice.