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Police arrest Nollywood actor Baba Ijesha for alleged rape case

Popular Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James better known Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by the police for alleged rape, Newspremises reports.

Lagos state police spokesman who made this known on Thursday, April 22, said that, the 48-year-old actor was arrested after a defilement case was reported by Princess Adekola Adekanye at Sabo Police Station on April 19.

The case was transferred to the gender unit of the state CID, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation.

The statement also alleged based on preliminary findings, the actor, who is popular for his roles in many Yoruba film, started assaulting the victim sexually when she was seven years old.
It was further alleged the actor was also captured on CCTV camera allegedly assaulting the victim, now 14-year-old.

The Police also said Baba Ijesha confessed to the crime while the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for proper investigation as he promised to do justice in the matter.
Baba Ijesha is a popular actor, who also doubles as a producer.

He has featured in over 200 films and some television series.

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