Alleged Rape: Lagos Sexual Violence Team list possible charges against Baba Ijesha

May 1, 2021
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The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Team has disclosed that its actively following the case of veteran actor, James Olanrewaaju a.k.a Baba Ijesha.

Recall that the Nolloywood actor is in the police custody for allegedly defiling a 14 years old girl.

The agency, in series of tweets, explained that it was also in direct contact with the complaint to provide necessary legal support.

It said: “We confirm that the duplicate case file has been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. For avoidance of doubt, the following allegations are being considered:

”(1) Sexual Assault by Penetration- S 261 of the Criminal law of Lagos State, 2015 punishable by Life imprisonment, (2) Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration-S262 of the Criminal law, punishable by 14 years imprisonment

”(3) Sexual Assault- S263 of the Criminal Law, punishable by 3 years imprisonment. (4) Indecent treatment of a child- S135 of the Criminal Law punishable by 7 years imprisonment”

”We have absolute confidence in the criminal justice system as well as social support structures in Lagos State in ensuring justice is served in this matter and, most importantly, the survivor receives the relevant support on her journey towards healing,” it added.

The agency reiterated that the Lagos State Government’s stands on zero tolerance to all forms of sexual and gender based violence is much more alive.

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