Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha May be released from police custody soon.
According to Punch Metro, a senior police officer in the Lagos police command disclosed that Baba Ijesha’s freedom may be possible due to the ongoing strike of members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
He noted that since the courts are not in session, the actor cannot be tried hence can’t be held in custody.
He disclosed further that from investigations carried out, Baba Ijesha did not defile the young girl which she also confirmed.
According to him, the victim’s mother revealed that the case of defilement happened when she was 7 years old and not in the recent development.
He was quoted to have said:
“Regarding this new case, the CCTV footage has been assessed and nowhere was it captured that Baba Ijesha defiled her. The footage only showed him touching the victim’s body but it never showed him having any sexual intercourse with the girl. The girl also confirmed the same thing.”
The officer explained further that what played out between Baba Ijesha and his victim is a case of indecent assault and such offence is open to bail.
“So, in law, it is a case of indecent assault and not sexual harassment, and it is open to bail. So, can we continue to keep him when the offence is subject to bail and when there is no court sitting? That is against his fundamental human rights and the police do not work on sentiments. Directives have been given out for his release on bail.”