Court denies Baba Ijesha bail over alleged rape charges

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A magistrate court sitting in Lagos state has rejected the application by actor Baba Ijesha in the trial over allied rape.

The embattled Nollywood actor with given name Olanrewaju James Omiyinka, was arrested and detained by the Lagos state police after he was alleged to have sexually molested a minor at 7 and 14.

He was later granted bail on May 17, after spending about 25 days in police detention, by magistrates in charge of prison decongestion. But he has remained in police custody despite the bail.

During the trial on Wednesday, June 16, Kayode Olabiran, his counsel, prayed the court to release his client, citing his deteriorating health. He said the controversial nature of the case has made it difficult to secure his release despite his bail as intending sureties were scared of the likely consequences.

But in his ruling, P. E Nwaka, the judge, held that the court can not grant the actor bail because the matter is beyond its jurisdiction. The judge also explained that the case has already been filed before the high court.

Also speaking, Yetunde Cardoso, the superintendent of police in charge of the case, said the matter is now beyond the police.

“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,” she said.

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