Barrister Ogunlana declares Victory over Baba Ijesha’s release
Adesina Ademola Ogunlana the lawyer of the embattled Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha, has come out to declared that the bail release of the actor is a victory for everyone has the true virtues of the UDHR was finally upheld
Barrister Ogunlana shed more light on how Baba Ijesha was dehumanized, torture, and brutalized while in the custody of the Nigerian Police, Lagos State Crimes, and investigation command Panti on an allegation that was yet proved to be true. The allegation of him raping and defiling a 14-year-old girl who is the foster daughter of popular comedienne, Princess.
Mr. Ademola specially thanked Magistrate Toyin Ogre for finally making the bold step to release Baba Ijesha on bail after spending over 30-days in jail denied bail for a bailable allegation.
”Our client that has been in detention for more than 30 days has been granted bail at the facility of his detention. The magistrate that granted him bail is Chief Magistrate Toyin of the Lagos state Judiciary.
The Chief Magistrate in partnership with the Ministry of Justice in partnership with a private organization, Police Decongestion Scheme led by a former chairman of the NBA in Ikorodu, Bayo Akinlade, visited Panti and under the decongestion scheme, visited that facility and met Baba Ijesha.
Something was curious there. His name was not even entered as very much reliably leaned. The Chief Magistrate being bold and experienced, demanded to see him and he was brought to see the team. He came towards them limping and as we have described before, he was emaciated and bail was granted to him summarily by the Chief Magistrate and this is very very commendable.”
Ogunlana said the bail was granted ”essentially on health grounds” and that the Magistrate said the offense is bailable.
”The conditions of bail are that Baba Ijesha must have two sureties. One of the sureties must be a level 10 officer, a civil servant. The other one should be a blood relation of the thespian.
The bail is put as N500, 000 in large sum. It’s not security. It is just a bond that if he should run away, the sureties will pay that. We are very sure he will not run away. The verification is to be done by the OC Legal of the SCID Panti.”
Speaking further, Ogunlana said this is very good news as it is a victory for everyone.