Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha has arrived Ikeja Special Offences Court for trial over alleged sexual assault.
In April, the police arrested the actor for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old minor.
A migistrate court had on June 16 denied the actor bail after Kayode Olabiran, counsel to the actor, pleaded with the court to release his client on bail on health grounds.
The legal counsel said after the trial the magistrate declined granting his client bail as the case was already filed at the High Court in Lagos by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state.
He had said, “He (Baba Ijesha) was not granted bail because the case has been filed at the High Court and that has denied the (Magistrate) Court the power to grant him bail.”
Also speaking, Yetunde Cardoso, the superintendent of police in charge of the case, said the matter is now beyond the police.
She said “Mr Olanrewaju was actually granted bail during the JUSUN strike and based on the conditions given, he couldn’t meet them and he was properly charged today (Wednesday).
“Just like the court stated, the case has already been filed before the high court and the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) of Lagos State Ministry of Justice has taken over the matter from the police.
“So presently, we have handed over to the DPP so the case is before them (DPP). It has nothing to do with the police anymore, it’s now left for the DPP to handle it.”
Also, celebrities sighted at the court premises include Comedienne Princess and Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi.
Below are some of the photos:
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