Baba Ijesha yet to meet the bail requirement of two sureties, N500,000
Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha who was arrested for assaulting a minor has been granted bail.
His lawyer Adesina Ogunlana revealed this Monday evening via a live broadcast on his Facebook page.
He was granted bail after Ogunlana addressed a letter to the Lagos Commissioner of Police on Friday raising an alarm about the actor’s deteriorating health.
Baba Ijesha was granted bail by Chief Magistrate Oluwatoyin Oghre around 5 p.m. on Monday but his team is yet to perfect the bail conditions.
The actor is expected to provide two sureties “with one being his relative and an N500,000 bond bail
Ogunlana said the approval of Baba Ijesha’s bail application was a welcome development although he was yet to be released because his team was working to meet the bail conditions.
“Our client, Olanrewaju James Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha, who has been in detention for more than 30 days has been granted bail at the facility of his detention.
“The chief Magistrate Toyin Oghre of the Lagos state judiciary and the chief magistrate in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and in partnership with a private organisation led by a former NBA, Bayo Akinlade, Ikorodu (branch) visited Panti this afternoon, under the decongestion scheme.
“They met Baba Ijesha. And the chief magistrate being very bold and experienced noticed something curious. Baba Ijesha’s name was not even on the list of those whose case(s) would be intervened (sic), the chief magistrate demanded to see him, and as we have said before, bail was granted to him, when he was brought before them, he was limping, and bail was granted to him because of his deteriorating health condition.”
He said the conditions of his bail including bringing two sureties “with one being his relative and an N500,000 bond bail”.
“The idea of mob lynching, the idea of ‘loop sided’ actions when it comes to rights of fellow citizens must be decried. On behalf of the counsels in this matter, I want to appreciate the chief magistrate,” he said.