Sunday, 16 May 2021



S*xual Assault: Baba Ijesha's Celebrity Status Won’t Help, Says Lawyer

TonyGists App 3 Out Now. Download from Play store
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TonyGists.TonyGistsapp
An entertainment and intellectual property lawyer, Femi Njoku, has said that Ijesha’s celebrity status would have no bearing on the case.

 

Baba Ijesha 

Baba Ijesha

It is no longer fresh gist that Nigerian actor, Olanrewaju James, aka Baba Ijesha, has been a hot topic of discussion on social media and offline since he was arrested for allegedly molesting a minor.

Because of his celebrity status, the news caught like wild fire and has been ‘trending’ for weeks. But, some have also expressed worry that the actor’s celebrity status could affect the case and help him walk free.

However, an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer, Femi Njoku, has said that Ijesha’s celebrity status would have no bearing on the case.

He told Sunday Scoop, “The case is a very serious one. Bail cannot just be given to anybody. There are certain grounds for bail. If he asks the court for bail based on those grounds, then they can grant it to him. But if the court feels he may escape or try to beat the law, they may decide to hold him down.

“As regards his celebrity status, it is not supposed to affect his case. However, this is Nigeria, and a lot of factors come in to play. Beyond what happens in court, there are many factors that come into play. We are in a country where a particular Senator was seen assaulting a lady, yet he is still a member of the National Assembly. That shows our level of seriousness as a country.”

Reacting to a rumour making the rounds that the minor’s guardian and comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, aka Princess, and Baba Ijesha, were in a romantic relationship and was only trying to set up the actor, Njoku said, “She is not a party to the case. It is between him (Baba Ijesha) and the state. It is a criminal case, so it is between him and the state. Any criminal matter is between the defendant and the state, so it has no bearing with and won’t tamper with the case.

“The important question is whether he committed the crime and whether it is proven that he committed the crime. All those other issues as to him (Baba Ijesha) dating her (Princess) are inconsequential. It boils down to the burden of proof that he actually defiled the young lady.”

Baba Ijesha has already spent over three weeks in custody and would have been charged to court but for the industrial action by judiciary workers under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria.




Are You On youtube? subscribe to Hot GIST Channel Latest Updates - @Hot Gist

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Tony Gists 2 Channel Latest Updates - @Tony Gists 2

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Honest Ose Channel Latest Updates - @Honest Ose

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Honest Web Solutions Channel Latest Updates - @Honest Web Solutions

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Xtremely Honest Channel Latest Updates - @Xtremely Honest

Are You On Twitter? Follow Us Now For Latest Updates - @tonygists1

Are You On FACEBOOK? Like Our Page For Latest Updates - tonygists

Are You On FACEBOOK? Join Our Group For Latest Updates And Interactions - TonyGists


© 2021 Tonygists | Portions are © 2021 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

Share This Post Via

Related Posts

Previous
Next Post »


Reliance Training and Management Consulting, a dynamic, fast growing indigenous entity, was established and duly registered with the aim to nurture, develop and innovate people and organisations through customized training, development and management consulting services, with excellent performance, deep sense of commitment, transparency, honesty and responsibility, to demonstrate the highest standard of technical and operational expertise.
 


 
Reliance is competently positioned to provide technical knowledge and skills relevant to practical management and business problems, to stimulate the creativity and innovation necessary to build a better community, a better nation and a better world with a committed mind set to contributing our best to the maximization of personal potentials and skills toward optimizing productivity and achieving organisational goals.
 
for more information click RELIANCE TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

AD 728 x 90size