Alleged Rape: Charges against Baba Ijesha listed

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Team has said that it has taken a keen interest on the alleged rape incident involving James Olarenwaju Omiyinka a.k.a Baba Ijesha and a 14 year old minor girl.

The Nollywood actor has been in police custody for some weeks now.

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

”(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”

F ”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,”

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