Lagos Govt Wades Into Baba Ijesha Sexual Assault Case, Lists Possible Charges

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Olarenwaju Omiyinka AKA Baba Ijesha
Olarenwaju Omiyinka AKA Baba Ijesha

The Lagos State Government has listed possible sexual assault charges against Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha, the popular actor caught on CCTV footage allegedly harassing a 14-year-old girl sexually.

In a statement, Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, revealed that the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (LSDSVRT).

The LSDSVRT in the statement, revealed the possible charges Baba Ijesha could face if legal action is carried out against him.

The statement read, “This is to inform members of the public that the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Team is actively following up on the Baba ljesha’s case, we are also in direct contact with the complainant with a view to providing the necessary support.

“We confirm that the duplicate case file has been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. For the avoidance of doubt, the following allegations are being considered:

“Sexual Assault by Penetration- S 261 of the Criminal law of Lagos State, 2015 punishable by Life imprisonment

“Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration-S262 of the Criminal law, punishable by 14 years imprisonment

“Sexual Assault-S263 of the Criminal Law, punishable by 3 years imprisonment (4) Indecent treatment of a child- S135 of the Criminal Law punishable by 7 years imprisonment

“We have absolute confidence in the criminal justice system, as well as social support structures in Lagos State in ensuring justice is served in this matter and most importantly, the survivor receives the relevant support on her journey towards healing.

“We, therefore, use this medium to reiterate Lagos State Government’s position of zero tolerance to all forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and our firm commitment to ensuring justice for survivors.”

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