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  • Updated: April 28, 2021

RAPE: Police Arrest Nollywood Star, Baba Ijesha For Defiling Minor

RAPE: Police Arrest Nollywood Star, Baba Ijesha For Defiling

Baba Ijesha on movie set

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Olarenwaju James, 48, aka Baba Ijesha, a popular Nollywod actor, for defiling a teenager.

According to a statement on Thursday, Police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi said the case of defilement was reported on 19th April 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya at Sabo Police Station.

It has been transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos for investigation.

Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim, 14 years, since she was 7 years old.

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Adejobi said the suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the complainant.

The statement read, “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".

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The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has promised that justice will be done in the matter.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for proper investigation as he promised to do justice in the matter.”

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