It could be recalled two weeks ago that Nigerian Actor, Olanrewaju James also known as Baba Ijesha was arrested after he was accused of attempted rape and sexual assault of a minor. This was made possible after Nigerian comedian, Damilola Adekoya also known as Princess, the guardian of the 14 year old victim reported the case to the police after presenting a CCTV footage and also mentioned that he had raped two times before.
This has angered a lot of people and even his fans as they couldn’t believe he could engage in such act. A lot of celebrities especially Iyabo Ojo has totally condemned the act seeking for a tougher punishment to act as deterrent to others.
The police last week however said his case was bailable but a lot of disappointed Nigerians were not pleased with the pronouncement which led to over 7,500 persons sign a petition against the release of Baba Ijesha.
The Lagos State Government has advised the State Police Command to charge Baba Ijesha to court over sexual abuse allegation against him and he should be prosecuted for 5 court charges which read below:
i. Indecent treatment of a child -risking 7 years imprisonment
ii. Defilement of child -risking life imprisonment
iii. Sexual abuse by penetration -risking life imprisonment
iv. Sexual abuse by penetration -risking life imprisonment
v. Attempted sexual attempt by penetration -risking 14 years imprisonment