Lawyer to Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, Barr Adesina Ogunlana, has explained that his client is traumatised, weak and growing lean in police detention.
The lawyer’s letter which was addressed to the Lagos Police Commissioner, states that he has demanded that his client should be released on bail, and that a colleague of Baba Ijesha, Yomi Fabiyi is ready to stand surety for him.
The Nation reports that Baba Ijesha has been in police custody allegedly for molesting a 14-year-old.
In the letter titled ‘Re: Olanrewaju James Omiyinka application for immediate grant of bail’ urged the police to release Baba Ijesha on bail, stating that the accused has become abnormally weak and lean in detention.
The letter reads in part:
“We are aware that a piece of legal advice on our client’s matter has been issued about two weeks ago, disclosing prospective charges of bailable character.
“From all indications, the investigation has been concluded in his matter and it is inconceivable that the issuance of legal advice will now be a basis for the denial of bail as you have been widely reported in the press to have claimed.
“We submit that the continuous detention of Mr Olanrewaju James Omiyinka at your SCID Panti, Yaba facility, for about thirty days now, in our respectful view, is in gross breach of his fundamental human rights as cognisable under the 1999 constitution the grand norm of the nation’s legal architecture.
“As of today when I met with Omiyinka in the company of his Nollywood colleague and ready surety, Mr Yomi Fabiyi, he appeared traumatised, emaciated, and walked with a limp in his right leg. May I assure you, sir, that Mr Omiyinka is not a flight risk and he is prepared to face trial.”