Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, the embattled Nollywood actor, has been granted bail of two million naira.
The actor, who is charged with a six-count charge of indecent treatment of a minor, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration, will be released on bail, according to a ruling by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court, according to Daily Post.
The defendant must provide two sureties, one of whom must be a blood related of Baba Ijesha and the other of whom must be a lawyer, according to the court session held today.
Baba Ijesha, however, will remain in custody till the bail of two million naira and the two sureties are met.
Recall that The trial of Baba Ijesha, which began some days ago at a magistrate court in Yaba, Lagos State, was rejected of his bail, and the case was sent to a High Court.
In an Instagram post, Yomi Fabiyi provided an update on his beleaguered colleague, stating that the minor in question never alleged that Baba Ijesha had carnal knowledge of her.
Taking to his Instagram page to share a video, he wrote:
“Part of my concerns and why the law must act unbiased. Fighting for the rights of the child means getting justice against all abuses and assaults done against her innocence and her wish.
Have you ask yourself, what if in the process of the set up there was violence, door locked behind and aside been raped, the girl was killed, will ALL THE ADULTS INVOLVED be let go.