sexual assault: Court Releases Baba Ijesha on Bail, Adjourns case


The Special Offenses Court on Sexual & Domestic Violence sitting in Ikeja has granted bail in the sum of two million nairas and two sureties to Nollywood actor Baba Ijesha was real name is Olarenwaju Oyiminka.

Ijesha was arrested and detained by the Lagos police after he was allegedly accused of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl.

He was arraigned before the court on Thursday on a six-count charge which includes sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault which he pleaded not guilty NAN reports.

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Others charges are the indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, and attempted sexual assault by penetration.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, during her ruling, ordered that the actor be released on bail while the trial continues.

Taiwo ordered that one of the sureties must be a blood relative of the defendant and the other, a lawyer within the next seven days.

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She said the trial would begin on July 26 through 27 and 28 respectively.


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