Yoruba actor, Olarenwaju James, aka Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
The 48-year-old actor was arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl over the course of 7 years.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement titled, “Lagos police arrest, investigate popular Nollywood actor for defilement”.
The statement reads: “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Olarenwaju James ‘male’ 48, aka Baba Ijesha, popular Nollywood actor for defiling a minor.
“The case of defilement was reported on 19th April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya ‘female’ at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for proper investigation.
“Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim, 14 years, since she was seven years old.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the complainant.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for proper investigation as he promised to do justice in the matter.”
Below are the reactions from some Nigerians about this trending story:
Somtochukwu wrote: “THIS man deserves life in prison with brutal continues raping from the inmates. He needs to know the true meaning of pain. What pleasure do some men derive from children 😭when ashawo dey find customers?”
Lilian said: “You can imagine an act of foolishness, indiscipline and inhumanity displayed by a full grown man that is suppose to teach, lead and direct a teenager in the right path. I weep for the girl because the act of inhumanity to the teenage girl may likely affect the girl if not properly attended to. My God will punish you baba ijesha or whatever your name is, he goat.”
Karen wrote: “When you see them you will think they are disciplined, responsible human beings, but behind closed doors, they are heartless beasts. May he forever rot in jail. Animal.”