43-year-old entrepreneur and Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, have reacted to news that actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, will be charged with child molestation.
Baba Ijesha is currently in police detention for allegedly molesting comedienne Damilola Adekoya, alias Princess, 14-year-old foster daughter.
The Attorney-General of Lagos State Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) on Tuesday, May 4 said Baba Ijesha has a case to answer.
A statement signed by the Attorney-General reads:
"After due consideration of the facts in the case file, the DPP issued legal advice on the 4th of May, 2021, to the effect that a prima-facie case has been disclosed against Mr Olanrewaju James, and recommended he be charged under the following provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015:
"Section 135, Indecent Treatment of a Child- punishable by seven years imprisonment, Section 137 – Defilement of a Child, punishable with life imprisonment.
"Section 261- Sexual Assault by Penetration punishable by life imprisonment; Section 262: Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration punishable by 14 years' imprisonment and Section 263 – Sexual Assault punishable by three years' imprisonment."
In reaction, Princess on social media posted:
"#Goddoesnotsleep Children are the heritage of God."
Iyabo Ojo simply wrote:
Iyabo Ojo who been very vocal in her support for Princess and the victim and at some point demanded that Baba Ijesha receive the maximum punishment possible.
Mr Onigbanjo, however, added that the state would ensure that the accused's rights as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution would be upheld.