Rape: Outrage As Police Plan Release Of Baba Ijesha Despite CCTV Footage Evidence

Baba Ijesha

VANTAGE NEWS reports that the police is set to release Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha, the popular actor caught on CCTV footage allegedly harassing a 14-year-old girl sexually.

Baba Ijesha, Vantage News gathered, was captured by a closed-circuit television installed in the victim’s home while allegedly molesting the victim whose mother was not at home.

The victim’s mother who was said to had been suspecting that her daughter was being sexually abused, installed the CCTV to uncover the perpetrator.

Speaking to The Punch, a senior officer at the Lagos State Police Command said that a directive had been given for the release of Baba Ijesha, from custody.

The senior police officer stated, “There was no case of defilement, people are just talking out of sentiment. They are not talking from the point of law. We interviewed all parties involved in the case for three hours today (Wednesday).

“The mother complained that her child was at the age of seven when she was defiled and the child pointed at Baba Ijesha. But the case was not reported until she was 14 years and under the law, the case has become statute-barred.

“Regarding this new case, the CCTV footage has been assessed and nowhere was it captured that Baba Ijesha defiled her. The footage only showed him touching the victim’s body but it never showed him having any sexual intercourse with the girl. The girl also confirmed the same thing.

“So, in law, it is a case of indecent assault and not sexual harassment, and it is open to bail.  So, can we continue to keep him when the offence is subject to bail and when there is no court sitting? That is against his fundamental human rights and the police do not work on sentiments. Directives have been given out for his release on bail.”

The news of his imminent release is generating a lot of angry reactions from some Nigerians on twitter.

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