Baba Ijesha is traumatised and emaciated”, Lawyer says


The lawyer to Nollywood Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James Omiyinka, Adesina Ogunlana, has written to the police about how traumatised and emaciated baba Ijesha is in detention.

The actor who was accused of defiling Comedian Princess’s minor foster daughter has been in police custody for 30months now under the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution.


In a letter addressed to the Lagos Police Commissioner, Ogunlana said his client’s colleague, Yomi Fabiyi, is ready to stand for him as a surety. Ogunlana in his letter also added that his client has become abnormally weak and lean.

He wrote:



” We are aware that a piece of legal advice on our client’s matter has been issued out two weeks ago, disclosing prospective charged of bailable character.

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From all indications, the investigation has been concluded in his matter and it is inconceivable that the issuance of legal advice will now be a basis for the denial of bail as you have been wisely reported in the press to have claimed.

We submit that the continuous detention if Mr Olanrewaju James Omiyinka at your SCID Panti Yaba facility, for about thirty days now, in our respectful view is in gross breach of his fundamental human rights as cognisable under the 1999 Constitution the grand norm of the nation’s legal architecture.

As of today when I met with Omiyinka in the company of his thespian colleague and ready surety, Mr Yomi Fabiyi, Hale appeared traumatised, emaciated, and walked with a limp in his right leg. May I assure you, sir, that Mr Omiyinka is not a flight risk and he is prepared to face trial”.

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The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, last Friday, May 14, said the decision to hold on to Baba Ijesha was based on the Criminal charges against him. Adejobi said that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), under the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, advised the police to detain Baba Ijesha pending when he would be charged to court.




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