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Baba Ijesha Denied Bail, Despite Appeal

Disgraced Nollywood actor, James Olarewaju, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has been denied bail by a Special Offences court in Ikeja

The court denied the bail, while it is still being appealed for by the actor’s lawyers

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo denied the troubled actor’s request for bail

on the grounds that he did not meet the requirements for exceptional circumstances and conditions warranting the relief.

Again! Court Rejects Baba Ijesha's Bail Appeal
Baba Ijesha

The applicant must show special and exceptional circumstances

because the term given to him is five years which is to run concurrently.

“There is no evidence that the appeal has been entered

and there is no indication before this court that the court will not treat the case expeditiously.

“It is in the view of this court that the applicant has failed to show special circumstances

to warrant him bail because he is facing a serious crime.

“In view of this case, I am incline to refuse the bail application of the applicants pending appeal,” Taiwo held.

Again! Court Rejects Baba Ijesha’s Bail Appeal

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According to NAN, the troubled actor is requesting release

in order to appeal his five-year sentence for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Meanwhile notice for bail pending appeal is currently in submission

in accordance with Section 6(6) of the 1999 Constitution as amended

and Section 51 of the High Court Law of Lagos State, administration of criminal justice law,

according to Baba Ijesha’s attorney, Mr. Gabriel Olabiran, who informed the court on August 10 of this.

Olabiran further claimed that the application had granted bail,

either unconditionally or subject to reasonable conditions.

He said that the case was place before the court because the Court of Appeal was having trouble scheduling a hearing.

On the 14th of July 2022, Baba Ijesha was convicted of s*xually assaulting a 14-year-old minor.

Although sentenced to 16years imprisonment, the actor will be serving just 5years in jail.

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