Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



JUST IN: Court grants Baba Ijesha bail

JUST IN: Court grants Baba Ijesha bail

A court has granted bail to a popular Nigerian actor accused of sexually assaulting a teenager.

The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja granted Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly called Baba Ijesha, bail on Thursday afternoon.

The actor was arraigned before the Special Offences Court in Lagos on charges of sexual assault, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault by penetration.

Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the judge, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N2 million.

Mrs Taiwo said bail is a constitutional right and not a discretionary right.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

She said granting him bail is to release him from the custody of the law and entrust him to appear for trial when required to.

“The freedom is temporary in the sense that it lasts only for the period of trial.

“The defendant is thereby granted bail in sum of N2million and two sureties in like sum. One of the surety must be a blood relation of the applicant with clear proof of this relationship and must be resident in Lagos State and shall present evidence of having paid income tax in Lagos State in the last three years.

 “The second surety shall be a legal practitioner as suggested by the defence counsel. The surety shall present evidence of bar and shall swear an oath to affidavit,” Mrs Taiwo said.

She added that the legal practitioner must have a residence and an office address in Lagos and enter a monetary bond of N1 million to be deposited with the chief registrar who shall approve the surety.

Baba Ijesha has been in detention since April 22.

The trial was adjourned to July 27.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

JUST IN: Court grants Baba Ijesha bail was last modified: June 24th, 2021 by Reporter

Send Us News, Gist, more… to |
Twitter: @CitypeopleMagz

Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


A sociopolitical organisation, League of Patriots, comprising of Civil Rights activists, students, artisans and various professionals, has submitted a pre-registration application to the Independent...


Play video content Tennis legend Billie Jean King is singing Naomi Osaka‘s praises … telling TMZ Sports she absolutely adores the 23-year-old superstar...


Moelogo Ft. Qdot – Wahala (Official Audio) MP3 DOWNLOAD. This week, Moelogo unveiled another new single titled, “Wahala” ft. Qdot and you can download...


Hi, BellaNaijarians! #BellaStylista is a BellaNaija Style series for fashionistas who kill it every day! For work or play, this list is to inspire you as we celebrate those...


Copyright © 2021