Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, is one household name in the movie industry in Nigeria.
He is well known and loved for his comical character in movies, but the case is not the same since news filtered in that he allegedly assaulted a 14-year old girl since she was seven years old.
Many movie lovers who reacted to the allegation of sexual assault levelled against the actor found it shocking, unbelievable and ridiculous that an actor who ought to teach morals could be culpable of raping an underage girl.
Taking to Twitter, many Nigerians expressed disappointment over the incident.
@AllSheeny said, “Sadly, there are lots of Baba Ijesha in our society. We must remind ourselves of this. He must face the full extent of the law.”
@olamijiofficial said, “This Baba Ijesha defilement case is one of the sad realities of humanity: The unimaginable evil that lies within us, which time & new activities may never transform.”
@royzkingin said, “All the love and respect I had for Baba Ijesha vanished immediately I saw that news. I hope he rots in jail.”
@scad_official said, “I hope the full wrath of the law descends on baba ijesha. This shows one can be influential and still be daft.”
EveryEvery.ng gathered that the Lagos State Police Command arrested 48yr-old Olanrewaju James for allegedly defiling a 14yr old minor.
Meanwhile, the actor had reportedly confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the complainant’s house, Princess Adekola Adekanya.