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Baba Ijesha Begins Trial On Wednesday, Faces Life Jail

Baba Ijesha
Baba Ijesha.

June 16, (THEWILL)- Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, better known as Baba Ijesha will be arraigned in court for the first time since his arrest.

The actor will be arraigned at Magistrate Court 1, Yaba, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had stated that the actor be charged under five provisions of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State.

The DPP said: “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 had stated 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,

Section 261 – Sexual Assault by Penetration – punishable by life imprisonment,
Section 262 – Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration – punishable by 14 years imprisonment and
Section 263 – Sexual assault – punishable by 3 years imprisonment.”