Update on Baba Ijesha Case: Lagos State DSVRT actively following up the case

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The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Team DSVRT says it is still actively involved in Baba Ijesha rape saga.

The DSVRT in a Press Release which was uploaded today, stated that they have been continuously following up on the case and has confidence in the state’s criminal justice system and social support structures.

The Lagos State DSTV response team stated that the actor has been levelled with several allegations ranging from sexual assault by penetration to attempted sexual assault by penetration,and indecent treatment of a child.

They also urged the public to believe in the Government as Lagos State Governments have zero tolerance for Sexual and Gender Based Violence and are rigorously committed to ensuring justice for all rape survivors.

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“This is to inform members of the public that the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Team is actively following up on the Baba Ijesha’s case, we are also in direct contact with the complainant with a view to providing the necessary support.

We confirm that the duplicate case file has been forwarded to the Directorate f Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. For avoidance of doubt, the following allegations are being considered:

1) Sexual Assault by Penetration S261 of the Criminal law of Lagos State,2015 punishable by life imprisonment.

2) Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration S262 of the Criminal Law punishable by 14years imprisonment.

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3) Sexual Assault S263 of the Criminal Law punishable by 3years imprisonment.

4)Indecent treatment of a child S135 of the Criminal Law punishable by 7 years imprisonment.

We have absolute confidence in the Criminal justice system as well as social support structures in Lagos State in ensuring justice is served in this matter and most importantly the survivor received the relevant support on her journey towards healing.

We use this medium to reiterate Lagos State Governments position if zero tolerance to all forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence and our firm commitment in ensuring justice for survivors”.

Signed

Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team

 

 

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