Nollywood actor Baba Ijesha arrested for raping 7-year-old

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Police have arrested Nollywood actor Olarewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha raping a 7-year-old child.

Lagos State Police Command in a statement on Thursday confirmed that the 48-year-old was arrested after the case was reported at Sabo Police Station by Princess Adekola Adekanye on April 19, 2021.

A video footage captured by the CCTV camera revealed how the actor defiled the 14-year-old victim, who in her statement claimed his sexual assault towards her started  seven years ago.

Baba Ijesha has confessed to the crime, police said.

Police spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi said the case has been transferred to the gender unit of the State Criminal and Investigation Department for a more detailed investigation.

The Lagos state Commissioner of police Hakeem Odumosu promised justice on the case as he ordered further investigation.

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