Baba Ijesha To Be Arraigned In Court On June 24

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Embattled Nigerian actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha will be arraigned at an Special Offences Court on Thursday after he was accused of defiling the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess.

Baba Ijesha who has been in custody since arrest on April 22, is stand trial before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on June 24 the judge’s cause list has revealed.

NAN reports that the case is listed on the cause list of the court.

We had reported that the actor was arraigned on June 16 at a Yaba Magistrates’ Court on charges of indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, sexual assault by penetration, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault.

He pleaded not guilty the charges but was remanded in custody by Magistrate P.E Nwaka due to indications that the matter is before the High Court.

Magistrates Nwaka in that ruling said, ”I have carefully considered the application of the counsel the defendant seeking bail for the defendant and the by the counsel from the DPP.

“Since there are indications that the matter is before the high court and the defendant will appear before the court, no bail be given.

“The defendant must be accorded full medical attention by the authorities pending arraignment at the High Court.”