The popular actor, Olanrewaju James, known as Baba Ijesha, is said to traumatised and walks with difficulties in police detention, his lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, has said.
Ogunlana said this in a letter addressed to the Commissioner of Police seeking Baba Ijesha’s bail on Friday.
A copy of the letter obtained by our correspondent was dated, May 14, 2021, and titled ‘Re: Olanrewaju James Omiyinka application for immediate grant of bail’.
Narrating his observation after his visitation to Baba Ijesha in police detention, Ogunlana said the rape suspect is also looking abnormally weak and lean.
The letter reads, “We are aware that a piece of legal advice on our client’s matter has been issued about two weeks ago, disclosing prospective charges of bailable character.
“From all indications, the investigation has been concluded in his matter and it is inconceivable that the issuance of legal advice will now be a basis for the denial of bail as you have been widely reported in the press to have claimed.
“We submit that the continuous detention of Mr Olanrewaju James Omiyinka at your SCID Panti Yaba facility, for about thirty days now, in our respectful view, is in gross breach of his fundamental human rights as cognisable under the 1999 constitution the grand norm of the nation’s legal architecture.
“As of today when I met with Omiyinka in the company of his thespian colleague and ready surety, Mr Yomi Fabiyi, he appeared traumatised, emaciated, and walked with a limp in his right leg. May I assure you, sir, that Mr Omiyinka is not a flight risk and he is prepared to face trial.”