Baba Ijesa may be slammed Life Imprisonment As Lagos Govt Set To File Charges

By The Editor

Abuja (Precise Post) – , Olanrewaju James, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijesa’ may soon be charged for by penetration, among other crimes by the Lagos State Government.

The charge is punishable by .

The State’s Directorate of Public Prosecutions recommended five charges “after due consideration of the facts in the case file,” Lagos State Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Baba Ijesa was recently caught on tape harassing a minor.

In a video that went viral on social media, he was also seen confessing to the crime and pleading for forgiveness.

After he was detained, reports emerged that the accused was soon going to be released by the police.

The reports sparked outrage on social media, leading to a rebuttal by the police who said they were still investigating the matter.

Earlier, it was unclear whether Baba Ijesa would be charged for by Penetration, but Mr. Onigbanjo’s Tuesday statement appears to have provided ample clarification.

Five Charges
In his Tuesday’s statement, Mr. Onigbanjo, who is also the state , said Baba Ijesha would be charged under the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

One of the charges includes Indecent Treatment of a child, which is punishable by seven years imprisonment.

Another is of a Child, which is punishable by ,

Sexual Assault by Penetration is also punishable by .

Baba Ijesha is also being charged for Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment, and Sexual Assault, which is punishable by three years imprisonment.

“Whilst the State would ensure that Mr. Olanrewaju James’s rights as enshrined in the Constitution are upheld, the would not relent in its efforts in ensuring that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos State is speedily brought to book,” Mr. Onigbanjo said.

“It is instructive to note that the Lagos State has been consistent in its efforts in protecting the in our society and since the establishment of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team in 2014, it has till date prosecuted over 800 cases of Sexual and Domestic offenses.

“The hereby assures Lagosians and indeed Nigerians that in accordance with the DPP’s advise, charges would be filed accordingly.”

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