- Baba Ijesha's lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, has once again demanded the release of the actor on bail
- Ogunlana who recently visited Ijesha said the actor is traumatised and walks with difficulties
- In a letter addressed to the Lagos Commissioner of Police pointed out that the continuous detention of the actor in gross breach of his fundamental human rights
Things are certainly not looking good for Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha as his lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana's redemand for bail has once again caused outrage on social media.
In a letter addressed to the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, Ogunlana stated that the actor is traumatised and walks with difficulties in police detention, as per his recent visit to see him.
As reported by Punch who obtained a copy of the letter dated May 14, 2021, and titled ‘Re: Olanrewaju James Omiyinka application for immediate grant of bail’, the actor is said to be in bad condition.
art of the letter read:
“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 cognisable 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 traumatised, 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.”
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Well, Nigerians are not having it and have reacted with outrage, stated that the victim and others are just as traumatized by his actions as he is with remaining in police custody.
Others opined that the actor is safer in police custody for fear of jungle justice.
ead comments below:
"The girl that was molested is also traumatized."
"He is traumatised by his act right? We are too."
"You and client head no correct please gettout."
"Same way his victim is traumatized outside ... Keep him there please."
"Why won’t he? He was not given a minor to devour."
"Should someone like this even have a lawyer!? The little girl he assaulted is more traumatized. So let him rest."
"Lmaooo the girl has been traumatized for 14 years so chill."
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"This guy is safer in prison than on the streets of Lagos o, cos omo, dey go mend this guy wotorwotor for street."
"Your client has traumatized a child for life!"
"He should b there , when he finally gets bail he won’t b thirsty for minors again . Radarada."
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Recall earlier, Odumosu stated that the embattled actor would not be released based on legal advice.
According to the commissioner, Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha will not be released from police custody until the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) calls off its nationwide strike.
The commissioner who stated this in reaction to Yomi Fabiyi's protest added that the decision to keep him in custody is based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice.
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