Baba Ijesha so despicable 

The chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Arewa has reacted to the sexual assault allegations levied against Nollywood actor Olarenwaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha.

Baba Ijesha was arrested some days back for molesting a minor. He reportedly confessed to his crimes.

In a tweet on Thursday, Dabiri lambasted Baba Ijesha, dismissing his plea for mercy in a now-viral video where he confessed to the crime.

According to the former lawmaker at the lower chamber of the National Assembly, the case would earn him no less than 14 years imprisonment

Baba Ijesha so despicable – Dabiri Erewa
Baba Ijesha


She urged Nigerians to disregard the actor’s plea for mercy, while also calling on the relevant instruments of justice to ensure that maximum sentence is passed.

“So despicable! The act by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, who defied a girl, at 7 years and later at 14 years! Who knows how many the pedophile could have damaged if he wasn’t caught,” Dabiri wrote.

“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,” she added

By Olalekan Awodehinde

Olalekan Awodehinde is a seasoned investigative reporter.

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