Popular Yoruba actor, James Olanrewaju (often known as Baba Ijesha) has been launched on bail by a Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja.
Baba Ijesha, who has been in custody for alleged sexual molestation, since his arrest on April 22, was lastly launched on bail on Thursday.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo granted Baba Ijesha bail within the sum of N2 million and two sureties: a lawyer and a household relation.
The choose ordered that the bail circumstances should be granted inside seven days whereas declaring that the subsequent sittings can be on July 26, 27 and 28.
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He was initially granted bail on May 17 following an intervention by the Lagos State Judiciary members in collaboration with the State’s Ministry of Justice to decongest police stations within the state.
He was, nonetheless, unable to fulfill the bail circumstances and remained in custody.
On June 16, Baba Ijesha was arraigned by the police on 5 counts at a Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba. He pleaded not responsible.
His counsel, Kayode Olabiran, made a contemporary bail software.
He stated, “Mr. Olanrewaju has remained in police custody because one of the bail conditions is yet to be met”.
“On May 17, the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary, the N.B.A. and the police took an initiative to decongest jam-packed cells across the state. My client was one of the beneficiaries, and the conditions are two sureties. One must be a blood relation and another surety not less than Level 16 in the Lagos state government civil service.
“The elder brother to the defendant has appeared as a surety. We have paid the N500,000 bail bond to the account of the Lagos state authorities however we have now not been capable of get a degree 16 officer to face as surety,” Olabiran said.
Explaining further, the lawyer said they got three different level 16 officers but one turned them down and two others declined upon hearing that they need to get a clearance letter from the head of the service.
“The Level 16 officers are afraid of being issued a question.
“We are applying for bail on compassionate grounds and in the interest of justice,” Mr Olabiran stated, urging the Justice of the Peace to think about the visibly sick well being of his consumer.
A lawyer from the workplace of the D.P.P., Mobolaji Owoebute-Okedeji, opposed the bail software.
After contemplating all of the submissions, Magistrate Peter Nwaka declined to grant the defendant bail as a result of he now not had jurisdiction over the matter.