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Alleged Defilement: Baba Ijesha’May Get Life Imprisonment If Found Guilty

…As DSVRT Takes Over Case

The Lagos State Domestic And Sexual Violence Team (DSVRT) has hinted that the case file of popular actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka otherwise known as Baba Ijesha has been to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

Recall trouble bursted for the actor when Lagos State police Command, last Thursday announced that it has arrested him for alleged defilement.

The Police said the case of defilement was reported against the actor on 19th April, 2021 by Princess Adekola Adekanya and alleged defilement of a minor for seven years.

Since the announcement of Baba Ijesha’s arrest, celebrities and stakeholders have been calling for his prosecution and the police has also confirmed that he has remained in its custody.

Meanwhile, the DSVRT in a statement on Friday stated that it is in touch with the complainant with a view of providing the necessary support.

Saying , it has also been confirmed that four major charge of sexual assault are likely to be pressed against Baba Ijesha, one of which attracts life imprisonment, the charge of Sexual Assault by penetration contrary to Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The second charge which is Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration – Section 262 of the Criminal law is punishable by 14 years imprisonment.
The third one is Sexual Assault – Section 263 of the Criminal Law, punishable by 3 years imprisonment.

While the third charge is Indecent treatment of a child – Section 135 of the Criminal Law punishable by 7 years imprisonment.

The statement from the Agency reaffirmed confidence in the criminal justice system, as well as social support structures in Lagos State in ensuring justice is served in this matter and most importantly, it added that the survivor will receive the relevant support on her journey towards healing. 

It also assure that the Lagos State Government’s position of zero tolerance to all forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and firm commitment in ensuring justice for survivors.

The DSVRT statement reads in part: “Re Baba Ijesha case”
“This is to inform members of the public that the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Team is actively following up on the Baba Ijesha’s case, we are also in direct contact with the complainant with a view to providing the necessary support. 

“We confirm that the duplicate case file has been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. For avoidance of doubt, the following allegations are being considered: (1) Sexual Assault by Penetration- S 261 of the Criminal law of Lagos State, 2015 punishable by Life imprisonment 
(2) Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration-S262 of the Criminal law , punishable by 14 years imprisonment 
(3) Sexual Assault- S263 of the Criminal Law, punishable by 3 years imprisonment 
(4) Indecent treatment of a child- S135 of the Criminal Law punishable by 7 years imprisonment 
“We have absolute confidence in the criminal justice system, as well as social support structures in Lagos State in ensuring justice is served in this matter and most importantly, the survivor receives the relevant support on her journey towards healing. 
“We therefore use this medium to reiterate Lagos State Government’s position of zero tolerance to all forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and our firm commitment in ensuring justice for survivors.”

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