The Lagos Government has released a statement uncovering the number of charges Nigerian Yoruba entertainer Baba Ijesha will face in court following his arrest.
Baba Ijesha was captured for alleged raping and sexually assaulting a minor. The Attorney General of Lagos and commission of Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo has unveiled in a press proclamation on Tuesday.
As indicated by Mrs. Onigbanjo she has been exhorted working on it by the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), that the suspect will be tried under five charges of the cirminal law of Lagos States. The charges and implication expressed in the press statement by the Lagos Government are.
1)Section 135, Indecent Treatment of a child- punishable by 7 years imprisonment,
(2)Section 137- Defilement of a Child-, punishable by life imprisonment,
(3) Section 261. Sexual Assault by Penetration- punishable by life imprisonment,
(4) Section 262- Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment and
(5) Section 263, Sexual Assault-punishable by 3 years imprisonment.
Also noted in the statement is the fact that plans have also been concluded to charge the actor to court.
“Whilst the State would ensure that Mr. Olanrewaju James’s rights as enshrined in the Constitution are upheld, the Ministry of Justice would not relent in its efforts in ensuring that whoever sexually abuses any resident of Lagos State is speedily brought to book”.
If proven guilty baba ijesha is facing a jail term of 14 years or a possible life imprisonment.