Posted by Town Crier News Nigeria April 30, 2021
By Dedeigbo Ayodeji
Nollywood Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha is in for it as his rape allegation has gotten the attention of the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Abike Dabiri, reacting to the rape saga disclosed that a case of that magnitude would attract a penalty of nothing less than 14 years in prison.
She disclosed this on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 via her Twitter page.
She wrote; “So despicable! The act by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha who defied a girl, at 7 and later at 14 years!! Who knows how many the pedophile could have damaged if he was not caught. I sponsored the violence against person’s law. The penalty is nothing less than 14 years in prison.”
“His plea bargain on some video I watched should not be acceptable. We should all do all we can to support the girl’s foster mother, Princess, to ensure this case goes to court, fully tried and maximum sentence passed on him.”
Meanwhile, the police had before now disclosed that Baba Ijesha would be released on Friday, April 30th, 2021 because the allegation against him was on sexual and indecent assault which is bailable, and not defilement.
However, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu has debunked the report.
He said Baba Ijesha is still being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).