Popular Yoruba Nollywood actor, Olarenwaju James better known in the movie industry as Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl.
The command’s spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Thursday, April 22, said the 48-year-old actor was arrested after the case was reported at Sabo Police Station by one Princess Adekola Adekanya on April 19, and was transferred to the Gender Unit of the state CID for further investigation.
The report further revealed that the suspect, Baba Ijesha confessed defiling the teenager as there was CCTV footage to support the accusation.
Speaking with The PUNCH, Adejobi said, “The CCTV caught the suspect in the act.”
According to the police spokesman, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for proper investigation as he promised to do justice in the matter.
“The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Olarenwaju James ‘male’ 48, aka Baba Ijesha, popular Nollywood actor for defiling a minor.
“The case of defilement was reported on 19th April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya ‘female’ 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 seven years old. 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,”
The statement reads.