June 24, 2021

Baba Ijesha will remain in custody until court resumes- Lagos CP tells protesters

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-Yomi Fabiyi, other protesters

-Yomi Fabiyi, other protesters 

Lagos Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu has stated Nollywood actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha, who was arrested for allegedly molesting a minor, will be kept in custody till when judiciary workers resume their strike.

The Commissioner stated this while addressing Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi, who staged a protest on Wednesday at Panti, the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

Fabiyi had led protesters to the station, demanding the release of his colleague, Baba Ijesha over the continuous detention, which he described as “illegal.”

The police commissioner disclosed that Baba Ijesha has been held in custody based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice and after a prima facie case had been established against him.

He also revealed that Baba Ijesha’s continuous detention will be reviewed if the JUSUN strike continues indefinitely.

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