The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has advised that Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James (alias Baba Ijesha), should be charged with child molestation.
According to a statement signed by the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), on Tuesday, May 4, a prima-facie case has been established against Baba Ijesha.
“After due consideration of the facts in the case file, the DPP issued legal advice on the 4th of May, 2021, 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:
“Section 135 – Indecent Treatment of a Child – punishable by seven years’ imprisonment; Section 137 – Defilement of a Child – punishable with 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 three years’ imprisonment,” the attorney-general said.
Also Read: Reps urge IG to take over murdered job seeker’s case
He said that the state would ensure that James’ rights as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution would be upheld.
Onigbanjo said that Lagos State Ministry of Justice would not relent in efforts to ensure that sexual abuse of any resident of the state would be punished.
“It is instructive to note that the Lagos State Ministry of Justice has been consistent in its efforts in protecting the vulnerable in our society.
“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 offences.
“The attorney-general hereby assures Lagosians and indeed Nigerians that, in accordance with the DPP’s advice, charges would be filed accordingly,” he said.
1st News had reported that the police arrested Baba Ijesha for alleged sexual abuse of a minor.
On April 30, the police forwarded the case file to the DPP for legal advice.
Unlike Paul Adefarasin, I Will Be The Last To Leave Nigeria Even In Crises – David Oyedepo
Ozo Reveals His Current Relationship Status With Nengi (VIDEO)
Many Boko Haram Commanders Willing To Surrender- Sheikh Gumi
Kano Government Orders Schools To Resume
Preggy Style! Uche Ogbodo Is Outrageously Gorgeous In This Stunning Birthday Snaps
‘Don’t Use Your Position To Oppress People’- Goodluck Jonathan To Leaders
We Will Work Together Soon – Toke Makinwa Reveals She Had An Epiphany As She Meets Issa Rae
State Governors Should Come Together And Address The Country’s Issues – Goodluck Jonathan
Afaka Students Were Never Sexually Molested By Bandits -Parents
Taking Hot Water Bath With Alcohol In Your System Can Lead To Your Death — Dr. Funmilayo
Baba Ijesha Traumatised In Detention – Lawyer Writes Police
You Deserve A Cold Bottle Of Star – Tonto Dikeh Elated Over The New Instagram Blocking Features
“You Were Never Rich” – Singer MayD Broke Shames BBNaija Star Khloe
8 innocent habits that could hurt your relationship
We’re Losing Our Youths To Bandits- Nnamani
Davido Celebrates Daughter Imade As She Turns 6
BBNaija’s Angel Allegedly Attacked By Driver Of Taxi Service
I Hate Instagram And It Is Damaging To Young People – Halle Berry
Charles Okpaleke Teases ‘Aki And Pawpaw’ Remake
Female Student Averts Tragedy By Crushing A Snake Slithering Into Their Room in UNILAG
What Is Left For A Common Man? – Actor Walter Anga Reacts To Rising Cost Of Living
Tears Flow As Woman Dies Shortly After Giving Birth to Twins
Workout: Make it a lifestyle
Former Head Of State, IIbrahim Babangida, IBB, Was My Boyfriend – Nigerian Actress, Zee Zee Reveals
I’m A Nudist…My Man Must Be Good In Bed And Must Make My Body Jerk – Plus Size Actress, Doris Anyanwu
Manchester City Striker Ferran Torres Broke Barcelona Captain Lionel Messi’s Record
In Israeli Cities, Muslim Arab Mobs Continue to Cause Mayhem
Iniubong Umoren’s Killer Is Alive – Akwa Ibom Police Commissioner Opens Up
Home Inspector Pleasured Himself With Elmo Doll Found In Baby’s Nursery
Mercy Johnson Shows There’s No Difference Between Her In Nollywood And Real Life – Video
Entertainment23 hours ago
Love Your Children Even If You Dislike The Mother – Nigerians Blast Wizkid For Neglecting His Son
Latest Update22 hours ago
We Are No Longer Part Of Nigeria, All Monarch Are With Us – Sunday Igboho Says South-west Governors Are In Support Of Yoruba Nation
Latest Update21 hours ago
As jihad against Israel intensifies, Biden’s handlers to send millions of dollars to the ‘Palestinians’
Entertainment15 hours ago
Liverpool Goalie Alisson Scores Late Winner In Win Over West Brom And Keeps UCL Dream Alive
Entertainment24 hours ago
The Devil Will Package One Of His Cousins For You – Charly Boy Speaks On Marriage
Latest Update12 hours ago
6IX9INE RESPONDS TO LIL REESE GETTING SHOT.
Entertainment22 hours ago
I Only Returned To Nigeria Because Of NYSC – Denola Grey Explains Why He Stayed In Nigeria
Latest Update20 hours ago
Governor Wike Relaxes Curfew In Parts Of Rivers State