This was made known by Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while addressing Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, who staged a protest against the continued detention of Baba Ijesha.
KanyiDaily recalls that Baba Ijesha, a 48-year-old Yoruba actor, was arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl since the past 7 years, who happens to be the foster daughter of Popular comedian, Princess.
Yomi had led a protest at Panti Police Station on Wednesday, demanding that Baba Ijesha should be released from detention pending when a court would hear his case.
Reacting to the protest, the police commissioner said Baba Ijesha’s continuous detention will be reviewed when the JUSUN strike come to an end.
He noted that Baba Ijesha has been held in custody based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice and after a prima facie case had been established against him.
“When they got the SCIID today (Wednesday), they were advised by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the SCIID, and he told them that we have done our work and sought legal advice from the Ministry of Justice and the advice was that we should still keep him in our custody,” Odumosu said.
“When we concluded our investigation, we forwarded our report to the ministry for legal advice. The ministry advised us through the Office of the Public Defender. The legal advice was that there was a prima facie case established against him and some sections of the law were quoted in the advice. So, the advice was that he should still remain in our custody and to be charged for that.”
Odumosu also disclosed that the ministry might review its stance on Baba Ijesha’s detention if the JUSUN strike continues to linger.
KanyiDaily recalls that JUSUN had on April 6 embarked on a nationwide strike in protest of the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.