The Police Command of Lagos State has been prompted by the state government to charge Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly referred to as Baba Ijesha, to court over the sexual abuse allegations leveled against him.
The Directorate of Public Prosecutions who gave this advise also disclosed that Baba Ijesha may face a life imprisonment sentence if he is found guilty in the court of law.
This was revealed in a statement issued and signed by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, Hon. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) yesterday.
The statement asserted that “whilst the State would ensure that Mr. Olanrewaju James’s rights as enshrined in the Constitution are upheld, the Ministry of Justice would not relent in its efforts in ensuring that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos State is speedily brought to book.
It is instructive to note that the Lagos State Ministry of Justice has been consistent in it’s efforts in protecting the vulnerable in our society and since the establishment of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team in 2014, it has till date prosecuted over 800 cases of Sexual and Domestic offenses.”
The sexual abuse allegation against Baba Ijesha which gained a lot of social media traction and led to his arrest by the Lagos Police Command in April began after a viral video footage in which Baba Ijesha confessed to molesting the little girl was circulated online.