The Lagos State government has insisted that embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha will be tried under five provisions of the state criminal law.
Attorney-General of Lagos and Commissioner of Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Onigbanjo said following the advice given on the case by the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), the suspect will be tried under five provisions of the criminal law of Lagos State.
The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) also revealed Tuesday that Baba Ijesha will face a five-count charge following an alleged rape and sexual assault on a minor.
The charges listed in the statement are;
1)Section 135, Indecent Treatment of a child- punishable by 7 years imprisonment,
(2)Section 137- Defilement of a Child-, punishable by life imprisonment,
(3) Section 261. Sexual Assault by Penetration- punishable by life imprisonment,
(4) Section 262- Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment and
(5) Section 263, Sexual Assault-punishable by 3 years imprisonment.
In the statement. the Attorney-General also noted plans have also been concluded to charge the actor to court.
She further assured Lagosians and indeed Nigerians that in accordance with the DPP’s advice, the charges would be filed accordingly.
The popular actor has been in police custody since his arrest on April 22 for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl when she was seven and assaulting her of recent.
The police said the popular actor was captured in a CCTV in the house of the complainant, Damilola Adekoya, known as Princess, a comedienne cum actress.