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Baba Ijesha’s Sexual Assault Saga: We Can’t Crucify Him Until He’s Found Guilty – ANTP Declares



According to ANTP boss, it will be untimely for the affiliation to take any disciplinary motion towards Baba Ijesha, when he has neither been charged to courtroom nor located responsible of the offence he’s accused of.

Comrade Victor Ashaolu, the President of Association of National Theater Arts Practitioners, ANTP, has dispelled rumours that the umbrella physique of Yoruba film stars may  ban  popular  actor, James Omiyinka a.k.a Baba Ijesha, announcing “We can’t crucify him till he’s discovered responsible with the aid of the law.”

Baba Ijesha  used to be arrested final week for sexually assaulting a minor, after comedian, Damilola Adekoya a.k.a Princess pronounced the depend at Sabo Police Station. The case used to be later transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, for ideal investigation.

However, Baba Ijesha’s arrest has persevered to generate a lot of blended reactions in one of a kind quarters, with some of his woman colleagues spitting fire, insisting that the embattled actor have to be made to face the wrath of  the law.

Meanwhile, when  he used to be contacted on the cellphone yesterday, the president of ANTP, Comrade Ashaolu  debunked claims that the affiliation may also take a disciplinary motion in opposition to the actor.

According to ANTP boss, it will be untimely for the affiliation to take any disciplinary motion in opposition to Baba Ijesha, when he has neither  been charged to court docket nor discovered responsible of the offence he’s accused of.

In his words, “As you are analyzing the unfolding drama, that’s how I am additionally analyzing it on the internet. Let him end his case with the police. He can’t be dealing with two wars at the equal time. They haven’t  charged him to court. So, he can’t be crucified till he has been discovered guilty.”

“Luckily, we are no longer the ones who arrested  him. The regulation enforcement employer did, and they are conducting their investigation. They have no longer charged him to court. So, if we take any motion now, it will be premature. Let him be charged to court docket first and foremost, located responsible of the allegation, after which we will base our motion on the findings of the police and the court.”

Comrade Ashaolu said, whilst the unfolding drama lasts, there’s want for all people to be calm as nicely as  pray for the actor. He, however, condemned Baba Ijesha’s action, saying “If the sufferer have been to be my daughter, I wouldn’t say he has carried out the proper thing.”

However, seeing that Baba Ijesha’s rape saga went viral on the social media, his colleagues in the enterprise have been divided over the matter. While the likes of Iyabo Ojo,Chief Femi Branch, Mercy Aigbe, Nkechi Blessing, Bukunmi Oluwasina, amongst others, are protesting that Baba Ijesha must be jailed, actor  Yomi Fabiyi, Lege Maimi, and others are stressful for the CCTV pictures of the alleged rape.

Following this demand, Iyabo Ojo on Thursday launched a video the place Baba Ijesha used to be captured on camera,  begging  for forgiveness after he used to be allegedly caught sexually molesting the 14-year-old girl.

The 43-year-old actress launched the video amid reviews that the police layout to launch the accused on bail on Friday. In the video, the actor should be viewed begging Princess for forgiveness.

When she requested him why he did what he is being accused of after all she had achieved for him, the embattled actor blamed it on the devil.

Earlier, Iyabo Ojo shared a video on her Instagram page, the place she referred to as out actor Yomi Fabiyi  who likened Baba Ijesha’s case to that of Baba Suwe who was once wrongly arrested and unlawfully stored in detention by means of the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in 2011 for alleged drug trafficking.

In the video, Iyabo Ojo described Baba Ijesha as a shame to the Yoruba movie industry.

“He’s a shame to the ANTP, Theatre And Motion Pictures Practitioners of Nigeria,TAMPPAN. His mess is our mess.  He has dragged the names of these affiliation in the mud and I will no longer cowl him up,” Iyabo fumed.

In the identical manner, actress Mercy Aigbe slammed the embattled actor for now not solely tarnishing his challenging earned name, however also, bringing disgrace to the industry.

“The truth that there is no large proof doesn’t imply that a crime wasn’t committed!….. all I can say is disgrace on Baba Ijesha! Shame! Shame! Shame! You are a shame to Nollywood for discovering your self in this scenario in the first place! I comprehend that little female wouldn’t have lied in opposition to you,” Aigbe wrote on IG.

Meanwhile,  the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, Thursday, stated Baba Ijesha would stay in custody pending the prison recommendation from the Ministry of Justice, including that all parties, which include the sufferer and the accused, had been interviewed at the police command on Wednesday.

He, however, stated the offence which Baba Ijesha used to be being accused is a bailable offence.


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