Baba Ijesha’s bail hearing for Thursday

Embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, will on Thursday appear before the Lagos State Special Offences Court for a hearing on his bail application.

Omiyinka, who has been accused of allegedly defiling a minor, was arraigned before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Yaba last Wednesday on charges bordering on rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor.

He was charged with indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, sexual assault by penetration, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault, which contravene sections 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Upon his arraignment before the magistrates’ court, Omiyinka’s lawyer, Kayode Olabiran, made a fresh application for his bail, but Magistrate Peter Nwaka refused the application on the grounds that the Lagos State Ministry of Justice had filed charges before a high court.

It was learnt that Omiyinka had filed another bail application dated June 21, 2021, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.

The bail application will be heard on Thursday.

It was also gathered that the Directorate of Public Prosecutions had not decided if it would arraign Omiyinka before the court on Thursday.

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