Nollywood Actor Baba Ijesha Arrested for Allegedly Defiling 14-Year-Old Girl
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Nollywood actor, Olarenwaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl.
Lagos Police spokesman CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi noted the 48-year-old actor was arrested after a defilement case was reported by Princess Adekola Adekanye at Sabo Police Station on April 19.
The case was transferred to the gender unit of the state CID, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation.
The statement read, “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.”
Baba Ijesha is a popular actor, who also doubles as a producer.