- Popular Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James aka Baba Ijesha, has finally been granted bail
- According to reports, he was granted bail on the afternoon of May 17, 2021, on health grounds
- The actor had been arrested after he allegedly molested the foster daughter of popular comedian, Princess
Popular Nollywood comic actor, Olanrewaju James Omiyinka popularly called Baba Ijesha, has now been granted bail after being in custody for several weeks.
According to reports from Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), the movie star was released on the afternoon of Monday, April 17, 2021, on health grounds.
It was gathered that his release came after magistrates went round police stations in Lagos state and gave hearings to those in custody.
He should remain there: Reactions as lawyer seeks bail for Baba Ijesha, says actor is in bad condition
A source reportedly told FIJ that the actor’s bail which was based on health grounds was an easy way out.
It was also reported that the case has been transferred to the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
This is coming just shortly after Legit.ng reported that Hakeem 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.
Baba Ijesha: Police responds to protesters, says actor will remain in custody based on 'legal advice'
It was also earlier reported that Nigerians on social media had said that Baba Ijesha should remain in custody after his lawyer said he was in bad condition.
In a letter addressed to the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, Ogunlana stated that the actor was traumatised and walked with difficulties in police detention, as per his recent visit to see him.
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