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Actor, Baba Ijesa may face life Imprisonment

The Lagos State Government is to press charges against Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as ”Baba Ijesa” for sexual assault.

A statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Justice, Mr, Moyosore Onigbanjo, on Tuesday says the Directorate of Public Prosecutions recommended five charges against the suspects.

The sexual assault charge is punishable by life imprisonment.

Baba Ijesa was recently caught on video tape harassing a minor, which sparked outrage on social media.

Olarewaju, Baba Ijesa was seen confessing to the crime and pleading for forgiveness in a video that went viral on social media.

Mr Onigbanjo, gave assurance that Baba Ijesha would be charged under the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

The charges includes Indecent treatment of a child, which is punishable by seven years imprisonment.

Others are defilement of a child, which is punishable by life imprisonment, and attempted sexual assault by penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment, and Sexual Assault, which is punishable by three years imprisonment.

Also, sexual assault by penetration is also punishable by life imprisonment.

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