…Latest News Update On Baba Ijesha’s Case
Nollywood actor Olarenwaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha detained by Lagos Police Command over rape allegation has finally been granted bail.
Brand Spur Nigeria reports that his Baba Ijesha’s bail was announced by Barrister Adeshina Ogulana on Monday evening via a Facebook live session.
Adeshina Ogulana said, “He (Baba Ijesha) has been granted bail about one hour ago. We are working to perfect the bail. He was granted bail on health grounds. He has not been released. He will be released after his bail conditions have been perfected,” he said.
Some of the bail conditions listed by the lawyer for the release of Baba Ijesha are two reliable sureties, one of which must be a level 10 officer, a direct blood relation, and an N500,000 bail bond in like sum.
In a letter addressed to the state Commissioner of Police, Ogunlana had sought for the bail of Baba Ijesha on Friday, noting that the alleged person was looking abnormally weak and lean.
The letter was dated May 14, 2021, and titled ‘Re: Olanrewaju James Omiyinka application for immediate grant of bail’.
The letter read in part, “We are aware that a piece of legal advice on our client’s matter has been issued about two weeks ago, disclosing prospective charges of bailable character.
“From all indications, the investigation has been concluded in his matter and it is inconceivable that the issuance of legal advice will now be a basis for the denial of bail as you have been widely reported in the press to have claimed.
“We submit that the continuous detention of Mr. Olanrewaju James Omiyinka at your SCID Panti Yaba facility, for about thirty days now, in our respectful view, is in gross breach of his fundamental human rights as cognizable under the 1999 constitution the grand norm of the nation’s legal architecture.
“As of today when I met with Omiyinka in the company of his thespian colleague and ready surety, Mr. Yomi Fabiyi, he appeared traumatized, emaciated, and walked with a limp in his right leg. May I assure you, sir, that Mr. Omiyinka is not a flight risk and he is prepared to face trial.”
Baba Ijesha’s Lawyer To Probe Lagos Police, Attorney-General, Commissioner For Justice In Lagos, Others
Ogunlana has slammed the Lagos State Police Command, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), and other persons who were opposed to the release of the actor on bail.
He said in a Facebook live ideo cited by Brand Spur Nigeria, “How could somebody who is not biased, who is not malicious, how can that person, and I am talking about the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo. He is a fine learned gentleman but for goodness sake, how could anybody say a prima facie case of defilement has been disclosed upon the fact of this case?
“We will look into that and take that up because this gentleman, Baba Ijesha, his rights have been brazenly brutalized.”
“As far as we are concerned, both the police and the ministry of justice are to be indicted for this unnecessary brutalization and oppression of Baba Ijesha’s right. If a person is entitled to a right, you give it to him; you don’t need to say whether it conforms with your idea of morality or not. When you know the right thing to do and you refuse to do it, that is a sin,” the lawyer added.
“After this has happened, it is possible that some other people will still be pandering to some sinister forces and may give one reason or the other. These sureties will be produced and the verification is done as soon as possible. No need for foot-dragging,” Ogunlana said, adding that the ball was in the court of the police to process the release of the actor.
Princess Reacts To Baba Ijesha’s Release
Nigerian comedienne Damilola Adekoya, popularly known as Princess has however emphasized that victory will be hers at last no matter what.
Princess said, “I will win not immediately but definitely. #Goddoesnotsleep #Godloveschildren #Saynotochilddefilement #Saynotorape #Saysomethingifyouseesomething”