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Alleged Rape: Baba Ijesha To Appear Before Court On June 24

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Embattled Veteran Nollywood actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha is set to be arraigned at an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Thursday over the case of sexual assault of a minor.

Baba Ijesha who has been in custody since his arrest on April 22, is to stand trial before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on June 24, the judge’s cause list has revealed.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the matter is listed on the cause list of the Court.

baba IjeshaThe actor was arraigned on June 16 at the Yaba Magistrates’ Court on charges of indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, sexual assault by penetration, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault.
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He pleaded not guilty to the charge but was however ordered to be remanded in custody by Magistrate P.E Nwaka due to indications that the matter is before the High Court.

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Magistrates Nwaka in that ruling said: ”I  have carefully considered the application of the counsel to the defendant seeking bail for the defendant and the opposition by the counsel from the DPP.

“Since there are indications that the matter is before the high court and the defendant will appear before the court, no bail can be given.

“The defendant must be accorded full medical attention by the authorities pending his arraignment at the High Court.”

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Baba IjeshaPhoto Credit: Getty

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