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Alleged Defilement: Baba Ijesha, Princess, Yomi Fabiyi Arrive Court




Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha, comedienne Princess and Yomi Fabiyi are presently at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for a hearing on the bail application of Baba Ijesha.

Baba Ijesha who has been in police custody since April 22, 2021, when he was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old foster child of Princess arrived in court in a Black Maria.

On May 17, 2021, Baba Ijesha was granted bail by magistrates and judicial workers on tour to decongest prisons in the state during the industrial action by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria.

However, Baba Ijesha could not meet the bail conditions which include N500,000 and a level 16 civil servant as surety.

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Omiyinka was subsequently arraigned before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Yaba last Wednesday on charges bordering on rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor.

He was charged with indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, sexual assault by penetration, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault, which contravene sections 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Upon his arraignment before the magistrates’ court, Omiyinka’s lawyer, Kayode Olabiran, made a fresh application for his bail, but Magistrate Peter Nwaka refused the application on the grounds that the Lagos State Ministry of Justice had filed charges before a high court.

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