Baba Ijesha: Yomi Fabiyi, others present in court
Embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha has been denied bail by the Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
Recall that Baba Ijesha was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor who happens to be the foster daughter of popular comedienne, Adekola Adekanya.
Baba Ijesha who was arraigned on 5 court charges was granted bail by magistrates and judicial workers on tour to decongest prisons in the state during the industrial action by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria.
He however could not meet the bail conditions which include N500,000 and a level 16 civil servant as surety.
Omiyinka was taken to court in a black maria vehicle of the Rapid Response Squad to appear before the magistrate in Yaba on Wednesday.
His counsel pleaded the court grant him bail on health grounds but was declined by the magistrate as the case was already filed at the High Court in Lagos by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state.
The Punch reported that his counsel Kayode Olabinran pleaded the court grants him bail on health grounds but was declined by the magistrate as the case was already filed at the High Court in Lagos by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state
He said, “He (Baba Ijesha) was not granted bail because the case has been filed at the High Court and that has denied the (Magistrate) Court the power to grant him bail.”
Olabinran also said the date for the hearing at the High Court was not yet known.
Also present at the court hearing is popular Nollywood Actor Yomi Fabiyi and other supporters as well as family members of the suspect.
Fabiyi said “I am in court because I believe in the rule of law and I have right to come to the court and observe the case.
“The young man is my colleague; I cannot deny him at this stage, I am too refined for that.
“I want to see how the court (hearing) will go because there are so many lacunas, so many things that should been done.have
“I want to see how the rule of law and justice is being served.”