Baba Ijesa Faces doable immurement As Lagos Govt Set To File Charges
The Lagos authorities could before long charge Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly called ‘Baba Ijesa’, for sexual abuse by penetration, among alternative crimes.
The sexual abuse charge is punishable by immurement.
The State’s board of directors of Public Prosecutions suggested 5 charges “after due thought of the facts within the case file,” Lagos State Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, same in a very statement on Tuesday.
Baba Ijesa was recently caught on tape harassing a minor.
In a video that went microorganism on social media, he was additionally seen confessing to the crime and pleading for forgiveness.
After he was detained, reports emerged that the defendant was before long about to be discharged by the police.
The reports sparked outrage on social media, resulting in a rebuttal by the police United Nations agency same they were still work the matter.
Earlier, it had been unclear whether or not cake Ijesa would be charged for sexual abuse by Penetration, but Mr. Onigbanjo’s Tuesday statement seems to own provided ample clarification.
In his Tuesday’s statement, Mr. Onigbanjo, United Nations agency is additionally the state Attorney-General, same cake Ijesha would be charged underneath the legal code of Lagos State.
One of the costs includes Indecent Treatment of a toddler, that is punishable by seven years imprisonment.
Another is dirtiness of a toddler, that is punishable by immurement,
Sexual Assault by Penetration is additionally punishable by immurement.
Baba Ijesha is additionally being charged for tried sexual abuse by Penetration, punishable by fourteen years imprisonment, and sexual abuse, that is punishable by 3 years imprisonment.
“Whilst the State would make sure that Mr. Olanrewaju James’s rights as enshrined within the Constitution square measure upheld, the Ministry of Justice wouldn’t soften in its efforts in making certain that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos State is chop-chop dropped at book,” Mr. Onigbanjo same.
“It is instructive to notice that the Lagos State Ministry of Justice has been consistent in its efforts in protective the vulnerable in our society and since the institution of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team in 2014, it’s until date prosecuted over 800 cases of Sexual and Domestic offenses.
“The Attorney-General herewith assures Lagosians and so Nigerians that in accordance with the DPP’s advise, charges would be filed consequently.”