Court denies Baba Ijesha bail over alleged sexual assault
A magistrate court sitting in Lagos state has denied embattled Nigerian actor James Omiyika, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, bail in the ongoing trial over alleged sexual assault. During the trial on Wednesday, Kayode Olabiran, his counsel, prayed the court to release his client, citing his deteriorating health. He said the controversial nature of the…
TAMPAN Suspends Actors Nkechi Blessing And Kehinde Adams
The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has suspended actors, Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Kehinde Adams aka Lege over their "show of shame" on social media. Sunday and Adam, in the past few weeks, have been at loggerheads on social media over the arrest of their colleague, Baba Ijesha, who was…
Baba Ijesha: Princess is culpable
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Celebrities who made headlines for good, bad reasons
Though still early in the year, some notable celebrities have started making the headlines. While some are making the headlines for the right reasons, others are in the news for the wrong reasons.
No child pics for adult kicks
Following arrest of Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, on 22 April, on allegations of child abuse, this week, the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) said that Baba Ijesha’s would be tried under five provisions of the Lagos State criminal law.
Baba Ijesha risks life imprisonment over sexual assault, says Lagos government
The Lagos State Government has recommended a five-case charge be brought against Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha for sexually assaulting a minor. One of the sexual assault charge the state government listed is punishable by life imprisonment. "Whilst the State would ensure that Mr Olanrewaju James's rights case enshrined in…
Baba Ijesha: Princess dissociates self from publication of molestation video
Damilola Adekoya, the foster mother of the girl molested by Nigerian actor, James Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha, has distanced herself from the publication of the CCTV footage showing the girl being groped by the actor. Adekoya, a comedian and actress popularly known as Princess, said through her lawyers on Sunday that she had…
Catch Up On Trendy Stories Of The Previous Week
The past week was a mix of celebrations and shaming; from historic wins at the Oscars to celebrities being called out for their speech and actions. Here is a rundown of the events of last week: Head To Head Yoruba Actor Iyabo Ojo and her colleague Yomi Fabiyi have gone head to head over their…
Baba Ijesha: Lagos State agency considering four 'allegations' against actor
Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team Friday said actor Olanrewaju James Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, may be tried for four offences including indecent treatment of a child and sexual assault. It said it has contacted the complainant with a view to "providing the necessary support". LSDSVRT highlighted some sections of the…
Police deny plan to release Baba Ijesha
The Lagos State police boss, Hakeem Odumosu, yesterday, said the police were yet to release a Nollywood actor, James Olanrewaju, known as Baba Ijesha, who is in their custody for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl.
Iyabo Ojo Comes For Yomi Fabiyi Over His Comments On Baba Ijesha's Rape Saga
Popular Yoruba Actor Iyabo Ojo has lambasted Yomi Fabiyi over the comments he made on social media sympathising with Baba Ijesha who has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl. His post came after police revealed in a statement that Baba Ijesha confessed to the crime and was caught on CCTV. Yoruba actor Yomi…