The police in Lagos State have confirmed that popular Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesa, is under investigations for the defilement of a minor.
The actor, who has been in police detention was accused of defiling a 14-year-old girl and that he started the act since the victim was only seven years old.
The image maker in charge of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrest to Tribune Online in a statement, signed by him, on Thursday.
Adejobi said: “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Olarenwaju James ‘m’ 48, aka Baba Ijesha, popular Nollywood actor for defiling a minor.”
The police image maker also said: “The case of defilement was reported on April 19, 2021, by one Princess Adekola Adekanya ‘f’ 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 7 years old.”
He also added that “the suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the complainant.”
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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