- Ex-House of Rep member Rotimi Makinde said people should not judge actor Baba Ijesha
- Makinde told people to be soft on the actor even as they condemn the crime he allegedly committed
- The former lawmaker said some people obviously wanted Ijesha to go down
Former House of Representatives member and actor Rotimi Makinde has lent his voice to his colleague Baba Ijesha's case of defilement.
It was earlier reported that the Yoruba actor was caught on camera defiling a 14-year-old girl and that he had been committing the crime since the girl was 7-years-old.
Taking to his Facebook page to make a case for Baba Ijesha, Makinde said the actor deserved some benefit of the doubt until a court finds him guilty.
"Baba ijesha the popular comedian deserves some benefit of the doubt until a court of competent jurisdiction proofs him guilty of any offence. I understand he was alleged to have committed an illegal act ....Or Is it a crime to be a movie star! Let's be patient, show the accused some love even as we condemn any bad act and to stop jumping to conclusions on his alleged assault on a minor .... it's like some of us want him down before now?
"Crime is bad but crucification of any suspect on its own is also a crime....Of course, we can pity the alleged victim."
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As expected, Nigerians took to his comment section to react to his post and many blasted him for making an excuse for the actor.
When Makinde couldn't take the heat anymore, he deleted the post. However, Legit.ng had made a screenshot before he deleted his post.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that a man who accused Taaooma over a false N1.5m skit issued a public apology.
The man identified as Ola Owolabi, in a letter of apology shared across his social media pages, made it clear that he has retracted the false claims he made about the comedian charging N1.5 million for a skit, and refusing to make amends to an unsatisfied client.
According to the individual, he has never had any personal or business transaction with the female comedian.