The Lagos Government has released a statement disclosing the number of charges Nigerian Yoruba actor Baba Ijesha will be facing in court following his arrest.
Baba Ijesha has been arrested for an alleged rape and sexually assaulting a minor. The Attorney General of Lagos and commission of Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo has disclosed in a press statement on Tuesday.
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According to Mrs. Onigbanjo she has been advised on the case by the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), that the suspect will be tried under five provisions of the cirminal law of Lagos States. The charges and implication stated in the press state by the Lagos Government are….
1)Section 135, Indecent Treatment of a child- punishable by 7 years imprisonment, (2)Section 137- Defilement of a Child-, punishable by life imprisonment, (3) Section 261. Sexual Assault by Penetration- punishable by life imprisonment, (4) Section 262- Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment and (5) Section 263, Sexual Assault-punishable by 3 years imprisonment. Also noted in the statement is the fact that plans have also been concluded to charge the actor to court.
“Whilst the State would ensure that Mr. Olanrewaju James’s rights as enshrined in the Constitution are upheld, the Ministry of Justice would not relent in its efforts in ensuring that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos State is speedily brought to book” a part of the release states.
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The Yoruba actor has been in police custody since April 22 after he was accused of raping a minor. According to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, the case file of Baba Ijesha was sent to them for advice. And was recommended by that Mr. Olanrewaju that he be charged under the following provisions of the criminal law of Lagos, 2015.
. Baba Ijesha Will Be Prosecuted For 5 Offences – Lagos Gov’t Follow GhGossip.
The Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area, Kogi State, Mr. Pius Kolawole has been set free.
Recall that the council chairman was kidnapped five days ago while coming to Kogi State from Ilorin, Kwara State.
According to a family source who spoke on his release, excited supporters and family members welcomed him in his hometown, Egbe.
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Mr. Pius Kolawole is well and healthy and has finally reunited with his family and supporters.
Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner confirmed his return noting that he had no idea if any ransom was paid.
He claimed that the concerted efforts of police and other sister security agencies combing the bush paid off on Wednesday, resulting in the victim’s release.
According to him, “He has regained freedom. Police and other sister agencies, hunters and vigilante men assisted by technology, mounted unrelenting pressure through a continued search of forests 24/7 until his release.
“I’m, however, not in the picture of any ransom payment,”
Social media has been awash with goodwill messages after Veteran Nollywood actors, Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki and Pawpaw) declared their intention to resume acting together.
In a post sighted on his Instagram page Osita wrote: “@chineduikedieze How far Edu? Just over here soliloquising. I just they see Dm and old clips everywhere. Guess is time to answer the call of nature and drop something. How you see am?”
Chinedu replied and wrote; @ositalheme, this will be interesting ooo Should we give them a movie or series?
Guys what do you think? Should we give you a movie or tv series, What should we call it?
Celebrities and fans could not hold themselves as they trooped under the comment section to react to the news. Below are some reactions
“@patienceozokwo wrote “Whatever you call it we will watch”
@alexxekubo wrote “Yesssssssss we are ready”
@dilly_cious wrote “They may not look funny again because they look like big rich men now with pot bellies… Not the smallish aki and paw paw we know”
@thevc_store wrote “They are no longer funny now they have grown older cos they now act serious roles. The fun was in their mischievousness as children”
@badgirlsimz wrote “it won’t be interesting”
crazeclown wrote: AHHHHH PLEASEEEEEE I BEG UNA A MOVIE AND SERIES