The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has reacted to the sexual assault allegations leveled against Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha.
Recall that The Eagle Online earlier reported that Baba Ijesha was recently arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly molesting a minor.
In a tweet on Thursday, Dabiri-Erewa attacked the accused actor, dismissing his plea for mercy in a now-viral video where he confessed to the crime.
She tweeted: “So despicable! The act by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, who defiled a girl, at 7 years and later at 14 years! Who knows how many the pedophile could have damaged if he wasn’t caught.
“I sponsored the violence against person’s law. The penalty is nothing less than 14 years in prison.
“His plea begging on some video I watched should not be acceptable. We should all do all we can to support the girl’s foster mother, Princess, to ensure this case goes to court and fully tried, and maximum sentence passed on him.”