Sexual Assault: DDP indicts Baba Ijesha, recommends prosecution

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LAW TVThe Directorate of Public Prosecutions, DPP, has said a prima facie case has been established against Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha.

Recall that the police arrested Baba Ijesha for sexually assaulting a minor in the care of a comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, popularly known as Princess.

On Friday, April 30, 2021, the police forwarded the case file to DPP for legal advice.

The DPP in a statement on Monday signed by the Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, concluded that a prima facie case had been established against Baba Ijesha.

It recommended that he should be charged for the offences, including indecent treatment of a child, which is punishable by nine years’ imprisonment; defilement of a child, which is punishable by life imprisonment; sexual assault by penetration, which is punishable by life imprisonment; attempted sexual assault by penetration, which is punishable by 14 years’ imprisonment; and sexual assault, which is punishable by three years’ imprisonment.

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