Court Throws Out Baba Ijesha‘s Recent Bail Application

Court Throws Out Baba Ijesha‘s Recent Bail Application
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More woes for James Olarewaju AKA Baba Ijesha as an Ikeja Special Offences Court has recently refused his bail application which would also be pending an appeal which had been filed by the convicted Nollywood actor.

Baba Ijesha’s bail had also been rejected because he did not meet some of the exceptional circumstances and criteria with which to warrant the bail.

Read Also: Baba Ijesha Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison For Sexual Assault

According to Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the actor must show special and exceptional circumstances because the term given to him is five years which is to run concurrently. Justice Taiwo had also revealed that there is no evidence that the appeal has been entered and there is no indication before the court that it will not treat the case expeditiously.

“It is in the view of this court that the applicant has failed to show special circumstances to warrant him bail because he is facing a serious crime,” he added.

Recall that Baba Ijesha is seeking bail on an appeal for the five years conviction of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

He had through his counsel, Mr Gabriel Olabiran, on August 10, informed the court of a notice for bail pending appeal has been submitted pursuant to Section 6 (6) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

It had been reported that Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, the embattled Nollywood actor had finally met his waterloo as an Ikeja Special Offences Court has finally convicted him of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old minor.

Africa Daily News, New York also reports that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, in a two-hour judgement on Thursday, convicted Baba Ijesha of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault and attempted sexual assault

Taiwo, however, discharged and acquitted him of counts one and count six, which were sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration. She said the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of all the charges against him.

Delivering judgement on the matter, Justice Taiwo sentenced the actor to 16 years imprisonment.

The offences according to the judge contravene Section 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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