Baba Ijesa To Remain In Remand As Court Denies Bail

Baba Ijesa To Remain In Remand As Court Denies Bail
  • PublishedJune 16, 2021

Nollywood Actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha, has today been denied bail by the Yaba Magistrates Court, sitting in Lagos.

The Yoruba actor who has been in police custody since April 22, 2021, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the care of popular comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess, was earlier today declined his bail application.

On May 17, 2021, Baba Ijesha was granted bail by magistrates and judicial workers on tour to decongest prisons in the state during the industrial action by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria.

However, Baba Ijesha could not meet the bail conditions which include N500,000 and a level 16 civil servant as surety.

Baba Ijesha consequently appeared before the magistrate in Yaba on Wednesday.

Speaking with reporters after the arraignment today, one of the counsels for the suspect, Kayode Olabinran, said he prayed the court to grant his client bail on health grounds.

He, however, said the magistrate declined to grant 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 said, “He 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.”

Olabinran also said the date for the hearing at the High Court was not yet known.

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