A popular Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, aka Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling a minor (names withheld).
He admitted committing the crime.
A statement by the command’s spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday said the case of defilement against Baba Ijesha, 48, was reported on April 19, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya at Sabo Police Station.
The case was then transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos for proper investigation.
Adejobi said: “Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim (now 14 years old) since she was seven years old.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the complainant.”
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for proper investigation into the case.