Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Alleged molestation: Baba Ijesha to face five-charge trial

 Nollywood actor James Olanrewaju aka Baba Ijesha will be tried for five offences.

The Nation

A statement by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) issued legal advice on Tuesday that a prima facie case has been disclosed against Olarenwaju.

It was recommended he should be charged under the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The statement reads: “James is to be tried under section 135 – indecent treatment of a child- punishable by seven 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 three years imprisonment

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