The Lagos State Government has advised the state Police Command to charge Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, also known as Baba Ijesha, to court over the sexual abuse allegation against him.
The advice was given by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions which revealed that Baba Ijesha may be sentenced to life imprisonment if found guilty in court.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, Hon. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN).
The statement read, “It would be recalled that the Nigeria Police Force arrested Mr. Olanrewaju James (also referred to as Baba Ijesha) on account of various sexual abuse allegations. On the 30th of April, 2021, the Police forwarded the case file of COP v Olanrewaju James to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advise.
“After due consideration of the facts in the case file, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions issued legal advise on the 4th of May, 2021, which is to the effect that a prima facie case has been disclosed against Mr. Olanrewaju James and recommended he be charged under the following provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015:
“Section 135, Indecent Treatment of a child- punishable by 7 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 3 years imprisonment.
“Whilst the State would ensure that Mr. Olanrewaju James’s rights as enshrined in the Constitution are upheld, the Ministry of Justice would not relent in its efforts in ensuring that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos State is speedily brought to book. It is instructive to note that the Lagos State Ministry of Justice has been consistent in it’s efforts in protecting the vulnerable in our society and since the establishment of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team in 2014, it has till date prosecuted over 800 cases of Sexual and Domestic offenses.
“The Attorney-General hereby assures Lagosians and indeed Nigerians that in accordance with the DPP’s advise, charges would be filed accordingly.”
Baba Ijesha was arrested by the Lagos Police Command after he was seen in a CCTV footage sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl whom he’s also said to have abused seven years ago.
People That Don’t Feed You Always The First To Talk About Your Life – Adekunle Gold Blows Hot
Singer Adekunle Gold has lamented over the fact that people who don’t feed you in any way are always the first to talk about your life.
Adekunle Gold in a tweet lamented that the people who are always the first to talk about your life and how you are doing don’t add any value to your life neither do they feed you but always want to talk about your life.
It appears Adekunle Gold is fed up with the way some people are interfering in his life and are always the first to talk about his life even though they add no value to his life or even feed him to have the right to talk about his life.
It’s true people who don’t feed you are always the first to talk about your life especially friends and close relatives thinking they have the right over your life and can interfere at any given time when they don’t even feed you.
Having such people around you can be troublesome as they will talk about every single thing in your life and it seems that is where Adekunle Gold is right now hence has taken to Twitter to unleash his anger over there.
Almost everyone has such people in their life as they are always the first to talk about your life especially when something goes wrong and Adekunle Gold only needs to learn how to be with them so they don’t take over his life.
Poverty Did Not Allow Me Take Care Of My Child’ – Lizzy Anjorin Opens Up On Being A ‘Bad’ Mother
Popular Yoruba actress, Lizzy Anjorin has opened up on her experience of being a mother and how her marriage has affected her life.
Lizzy Anjorin who welcomed her bundle of joy together with her husband, Lateef Lawal in Florida, US a few days ago revealed that due to poverty she was unable to take care of her first child who is 23 years old now.
According to her, had it not been for her mother who took responsibility of raising her child, she wouldn’t have been able continue and pursue her education.
The Nollywood actress also expressed appreciation to her husb and for remaining unmoved despite the rumors concerning his past marriages and still supported her loved her unconditionally.
“My first child is 23 years old, and I can’t begin to say what I went through. All I can say is that poverty did not allow me to care for and stay with my child. If my mother did not take the responsibility of raising my child, I would not have been able to go to school or pursue other things.
Some women end up on the street because of some of the decisions they make. I care about children deeply and I am so thankful that my husband was supportive all through my pregnancy. He remained unshaken even with all the reports that had earlier made the rounds about him. ”
Why They Made Me Harsh On Nigerian Idol – Seyi Shay Speaks Out
Nigerian gifted female vocalist and songwriter, Seyi Shay has finally opened up on how she was forced to become very harsh on Nigerian idol.
Seyi Shay is known for her outspokenness on every issue. Recall that in one of her moments on the Nigerian Idol show, she told one of the young contestants aspiring to be a singer that he would not make money being a singer in the industry. These comments from Seyi Shay got a lot of people bashing her on social media.
In an interview with TVC, Seyi shay has disclosed the main reason why she has been very harsh on the show and also talked about how she deals with the backlashes. The host asked her if her personality on the show was the real her or just putting up a new character. She replied saying…
“Yeah, we’re definitely prompted. We all have our little iPad in front of us and so we have the leading sentences, and they are all tailor-made for each person. So you have Sose’s name and then you have all his leading sentences. You have Seyi Shay and you have all her leading sentences. Sorry, Idol if I’m giving it all out. I don’t know if I’m giving away too much.”
“I think if you’re talking about my personality on the show. I think based on the fact that I’m the only female and female in Nigeria are expected to be a little bit more reserved, laid back, and not so honest. So, Nigerian Idol thought it would be really good to make it a controversial series and make the female the most vocal one, which is why I probably really had the most controversial leading sentences, but aside from that also, I’m quite a very honest person. I don’t beat around the bush. I think my fans from day one know that I’m very bold and very honest” she added.
When asked how she has been able to deal with the backlashes and insults from the public because of her harshness on the show, she said…
“It’s nothing because what you have to understand is that, the show is heavily edited. We didn’t get into a live episode until two days ago. So, we have been filming since January, February and We’ve auditions thousands of people.”
“We’re on set 12hours every day, at some point if you’re getting more than a hundred contestants and you’re only hearing five good voices, you’ll become deaf and angry but the truth is, a lot of my feedback was honest and fair, but the things is when they edit and what you see as the public, is not actually everything I said.”
“So they’ve taken it out of context for the advert, for clips and because we Nigerians we don’t do our research, we don’t really watch or think about the whole perspective, on what really could have happened, then you find out most people are jumping into conclusion, believing the snippet they see.”
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