It’s Injustice and Abuse of Power – Yomi Fabiyi calls for the release of Baba Ijesha!

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Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has continued his solo support for his colleague Baba Ijesha from police custody.

Olarenwaju Omiyinka otherwise known as Baba Ijesha has been in police custody after he was accused of molesting a minor last month.

However, Yomi Fabiyi in his posts since the incident happened has been showing support for the accused through his social media posts.

Recently, he took to his Instagram page to call for the release of the actor citing that it is an act of injustice and abuse of power to hold someone in custody longer than usual without a trial.

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“RELEASE BABA IJESHA on BAIL now!
It is against the law to hold any suspect down longer than allowed under our law without trial/bail for any bailable offense in Nigeria.
To continue holding him is against his FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. It is INJUSTICE and Abuse of power. Do NOT indulge it.
No More Police Illegal Detention, Know your rights and fight for it. ”

He also went in to explain why they might be an imminent protest for his release

GROUNDS FOR IMMINENT PEACEFUL PROTEST:

Without the PROTECTION of Human Rights, Peace and Development are difficult to achieve.

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The Police or any law enforcement MUST NEVER HOLD any person beyond 48hrs(2 working days) for ALL BAILABLE OFFENCE. They either grant bail or charged to court. The court must listen to the plea for bail and the judge decide.

“If the Police have any cogent reason(s) to hold a suspect beyond the statutory two days, the prosecuting officer under the law is MANDATED to approach a court of competent jurisdiction immediately to argue why AN EXTENSION is needed. Only the court can give such an order. No Police officer no matter how highly placed should unilaterally give such an order. No matter the charges or accusations, NEVER SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE, it will come back to you if you do.”

“ILLEGAL IMPRISONMENT BY POLICE is a TOOL OF OPPRESSION and UNACCEPTABLE. If it is a bailable offense, honor it, don’t set the stage on fire, and turn around to claim hijacked, PEACEFUL PROTEST for any oppressed person or persons is Human Rights. Do the right thing, stand by what”

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has charged Baba Ijesha to court, after the CCTV footage of him molesting the minor surfaced online and he might likely bag a lifetime imprisonment according to the charges filed against him.

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