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Baba Ijesha: Ministry of Justice Recommends Actor Be Charged to Court, Risks Life Imprisonment

Olarenwaju James aka Baba Ijesha risks life imprisonment based on the recommendation by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

In a statement released by the ministry on Tuesday, May 4, the actor who is embroiled in sexual assault saga with a minor, could be charged with five provisions under the law.

Baba Ijesha will be charged under;

Section 135

– indecent treatment of a child- punishable by seven years imprisonment;

Section 137

– defilement of a child – punishable by life imprisonment;

Section 261

-sexual assault by penetration – punishable by life imprisonment;

Section 262

– attempted sexual assault by penetration – punishable by 14 years imprisonment and

Section 263

– sexual assault- punishable by three years imprisonment.

Moyosore Onigbanjo, the state commissioner for justice noted in the statement that  state’s directorate of public prosecutions has recommended five charges “after due consideration of the facts in the case file.”

“While the state would ensure ‘James’ rights as enshrined in the constitution are upheld, the Ministry of Justice would not relent in its efforts at ensuring that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos is speedily brought to book.”

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