Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha could be sentenced to life imprisonment as the Lagos government moves to charge him for sexual assault by penetration, among other crimes.
According to a statement released by the state commissioner for justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, the state’s directorate of public prosecutions has recommended five charges after due consideration of the facts in the case file.
The statement states that Baba Ijesha whose real name is Olanrewaju James is to be charged under;
section 135 – indecent treatment of a child- punishable by seven years imprisonment;
section 137 – defilement of a child – punishable by life imprisonment;
section 261– sexual assault by penetration – punishable by life imprisonment; section 262- attempted sexual assault by penetration – punishable by 14 years imprisonment and
section 263 – sexual assault- punishable by three years imprisonment.
“While the state would ensure ‘James’ rights as enshrined in the constitution are upheld, the Ministry of Justice would not relent in its efforts at ensuring that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos is speedily brought to book.”
Read the full statement below;