Sexual Assault: Court grants Baba Ijesha bail of 2 million naira


The special offences courts unit of the Lagos state high court has given Olanrewaju James (Baba Ijesha), the controversial Nigerian actor, bail in the sum of two million naira.

Baba Ijesha was earlier arrested and detained by the Lagos police after he was accused to have sexually molested a 14-year-old girl

He was arraigned before the court on Thursday (June 24th, 2021), on a six-count charge with the  inclusion of sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child and sexual assault.

Others charges leveled against him are indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault and attempted sexual assault by penetration.

During the trial, the actor pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

His counsel, Babatunde Ogala prayed the court to grant his bail, saying the accused has been denied his right since April when he was arrested.