The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri Erewa, has reacted to the sexual assault allegation levelled against Nollywood actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, amidst the reactions trailing the incident.
Abike, a member of the House of Representatives between 2003-2015, in a tweet, recalled that she sponsored the violence against person’s law, adding that the penalty is nothing less than 14 years in prison.
According to her, the court should not accept Baba Ijesha’s pleas, and everyone should do what they could to support the girl’s foster mother, Princess, in ensuring that justice is served.
EveryEvery.ng had reported that speculations are making the rounds that Baba Ijesha could be released on Friday.
A Senior Police officer reportedly confirmed that a directive had been issued that the Nollywood actor should be released within the next twenty-four hours, adding that the suspect could not be detained indefinitely without trial.
The police officer stated that there was no case of defilement against Baba Ijesha, despite the reports on different social media platforms insinuating that the suspect had confessed to the allegation against him (read more here).
Meanwhile, Baba Ijesha was caught pleading for forgiveness over an alleged attempt to molest a 14-year-old girl he molested when she was 7-years-old. The viral video has generated many reactions from many people who are keeping a tap on the incident.