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Baba Ijesha granted N2m bail

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja has granted Nollywood actor, Omiyinka Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha two million naira bail with two sureties in like sum.

According to the judge, the surety must be a resident of Lagos with visible house address, and payment of three years tax.

“One of the surety must be a blood relation who will enter a N1 million bond with the Chief Register of Lagos State and One of the surety must also be a legal practitioner”

Justice Taiwo granted the embattled actor bail after entertaining argument from parties in the matter.

The actor is being prosecuted for rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor by the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions DPP.

CCTV footage of the Yoruba actor kissing and fondling the 14-year-old girl, whom he allegedly raped, surfaced online.

Prosecution counsel, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi said that the state had filed six counts charges against the defendant urging the court to take the plea of the defendant.

A prayer which was granted and Baba Ijesha pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Wahab Akinlade

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