S3xual Assault: Lagos State Govt Lists 4 Charges Against Baba Ijesha. Veteran actor Baba Ijesha is in police custody for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl.
In a statement released on Friday, April 30, 2021, the agency explained that it is actively following up on the actor’s case, saying a case file has been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The agency also revealed that the complainant has been contacted, adding that four allegations are being considered against the alleged child molester.
The statement reads in part; “We confirm that the duplicate case file has been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. For avoidance of doubt, the following allegations are being considered:
“(1) Sexual Assault by Penetration- S 261 of the Criminal law of Lagos State, 2015 punishable by Life imprisonment, (2) Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration-S262 of the Criminal law, punishable by 14 years imprisonment
“We have absolute confidence in the criminal justice system as well as social support structures in Lagos State in ensuring justice is served in this matter and, most importantly, the survivor receives the relevant support on her journey towards healing.”
The agency stressed the Lagos State Government’s position on sexual and gender-based violence and its firm commitment in ensuring justice for survivors.