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Baba Ijesha: Mum installed CCTV camera after suspecting sexual abuse


Details of what led to the arrest of popular Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, for allegedly defiling a minor has been revealed.

WuzupNigeria reported that the veteran thespian was arrested by the police in Lagos, on Thursday, after being caught on a closed-circuit television installed in the victim’s home.

However, in an update by The Punch, it was gathered that the victim’s mother, name withheld, installed the CCTV camera after suspecting that her daughter was being sexually abused.

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While monitoring on her phone, the mother was said to have been shocked upon seeing Omiyinka allegedly conducting himself in a suspicious manner around her daughter.

According to reports, the comedy actor took the victim from the sitting room into the kitchen, where there was no CCTV camera installed, and upon discovery, the mother sprung into action and allegedly caught Omiyinka defiling her daughter in the kitchen.

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Speaking on Omiyinka’s arrest on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said, “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a popular Nollywood actor, Olarenwaju James (Omiyinka), aka Baba Ijesha, 48, for defiling a minor

“The case of defilement was reported on April 19, 2021, by one Princess Adekola Adekanya at the Sabo Police Station and was transferred to the Gender Unit of the SCIID, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.

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“Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim, 14, since she was seven-year-old. The suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the victim’s mother.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered proper investigation as he promised to do justice in the matter.”