Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha has been granted bail on health grounds.
ALEDEH News reports that Baba Ijesha whose real name is Olarenwaju James Omiyinka was arrested on April 22, 2021 for allegedly defiling the teenage foster daughter of comedian, Damilola Adekoya popularly known as Princess.
The actor’s lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana confirmed that the embattled actor was granted a bail of N500,000 with two sureties by Chief Magistrate Oluwatoyin Oghre around 5 p.m. on Monday.
According to him, “the actor was traumatised and walks with difficulties in police detention”.
Ogunlana said: “Our client, Olanrewaju James Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha, who has been in detention for more than 30 days has been granted bail at the facility of his detention.
“The chief Magistrate Toyin Oghre of the Lagos state judiciary and the chief magistrate in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and in partnership with a private organisation led by a former NBA, Bayo Akinlade, Ikorodu (branch) visited Panti this afternoon, under the decongestion scheme.
‘‘They met Baba Ijesha. And the chief magistrate being very bold and experienced noticed something curious. Baba Ijesha’s name was not even on the list of those whose case(s) would be intervened (sic), the chief magistrate demanded to see him, and as we have said before, bail was granted to him, when he was brought before them, he was limping, and bail was granted to him because of his deteriorating health condition.”
He said the bail conditions include bringing two sureties “with one being his relative and an N500,000 bond bail.
“The idea of mob lynching, the idea of ‘loop sided’ actions when it comes to rights of fellow citizens must be decried. On behalf of the counsels in this matter, I want to appreciate the chief magistrate,” he said.