Saturday, April 24, 2021

Nollywood actor arrested on defilement charges

 Operatives of the Lagos Police Command have arrested a popular Yoruba actor, James Olarenwaju, 48, alias Baba Ijesha, over alleged defilement of a minor.

The Nation

A statement by spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the actor was arrested following a report filed on April 19, at Sabo Division, by one Princess Adekola Adekanya, accusing the suspect of sexual abuse.

Adejobi said preliminary investigation carried out at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, where the case was transferred to, revealed the actor allegedly started raping his 14-year-old victim when she was seven.

“The suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the complainant.

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for proper investigation as he promised to do justice in the matter,” he said.

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