Popular Yoruba Nollywood actor, James Olarenwaju may spend the rest of his life in jail as the Lagos State Government charges him to court for defiling a minor.
Naijasuperfans had earlier reported that Baba Ijesha was arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command in April for allegedly defiling a young girl.
Baba Ijesha, before CCTV footage showed that he committed the act, pleaded guilty, and begged for forgiveness in another video.
The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has now filed a case of allegation of rape against Baba Ijesha which is an offense under the state’s Criminal Law.
The state’s justice ministry revealed its decision in a press statement signed by Commissioner for Justice, Omoyosore Onigbanjo.
“After due consideration of the facts in the case file, the Directorate of Public Prosecution issued legal advice on 4th of May, 2021, which is to effect that a prima facie case has been disclosed against Mr. Olarenwaju James and recommended he be charged under the following provision of the Criminal law of Lagos State, 2015.”
“Section 135, Indecent Treatment of a child- punishable by 7 years imprisonment,
“Section 137- Defilement of a Child-, punishable by life imprisonment,
“Section 261- Sexual Assault by Penetration- punishable by life imprisonment,
“Section 262- Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment and
“Section 263, Sexual Assault- punishable by 3 years imprisonment”
Baba Ijesha according to the ministry will be represented by a lawyer and his human right will be upheld as provided in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.