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Alleged Rape: Possible charges against Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha revealed


The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Team has said that it is actively following up on the case of James Olanrewaju a.k.a. Baba Ijesha.

The Nollywood actor is in police custody for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl.

The agency, in series of tweets, stated that it was also in direct contact with the complainant with a view to providing the necessary support.

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

”(1) Sexual Assault by Penetration- S 261 of the Criminal law of Lagos State, 2015 punishable by Life imprisonment, (2) Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration-S262 of the Criminal law, punishable by 14 years imprisonment

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”(3) 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,” it added.

It reiterated the Lagos State Government’s position on zero tolerance to all forms of sexual and gender-based violence and its firm commitment in ensuring justice for survivors.

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