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This could be the end of Baba Ijesha as DPP hit him with 5 charges, including defilement of a child

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The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended that actor, Olanrewaju James, better known as Baba Ijesha, should be charged under 5 provisions of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State.

A press statement released by the police said the case file for Baba Ijesha was forwarded to the DPP for legal advice.

The statement read, “It would be recalled that the Nigeria Police Force arrested Mr. Olanrewaju James (also referred to as Baba Ijesha) on account of various sexual abuse allegations. On the 30th of April, 2021, the Police forwarded the case file of COP v Olanrewaju James to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advise.

“After due consideration of the facts in the case file, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions issued legal advise 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:

  1. Section 135 – Indecent treatment of a child – punishable by 7 years imprisonment
  2. Section 137 – Defilement of a child – punishable by life imprisonment
  3. Section 261 – Sexual Assault by Penetration – punishable by life imprisonment
  4. Section 262 – Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration – punishable by 14 years imprisonment and
  5. Section 263 – Sexual assault – punishable by 3 years imprisonment.

“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 Attorney-General hereby assures Lagosians and indeed Nigerians that in accordance with the DPP’s advise, charges would be filed accordingly.”

The Ministry of Justice pledged that it “would not relent in its efforts in ensuring that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos State is speedily brought to book.”

The Attorney-General also assured Nigerians that “charges would be filed accordingly” as advised by the DPP.

Olarenwaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha was arrested by the Lagos Police Command after he was seen in a CCTV footage sexually abusing comedian Princess’ 14-year-old foster daughter whom he’s also alleged to have abused seven years ago.

Princess has since reacted to the development. Taking to her Instagram page she wrote: “God does not sleep. Children are the heritage of God”

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