Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu says Baba Ijesha, the Nollywood Actor responsible for violating a minor would not be released from Police custody until the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) suspend its nationwide strike.
CRIMECHANNELS learnt that Odumosu said this while reacting to a protest led by another Nollywood Actor, Yomi Fabiyi, who alongside some other persons, gathered at Panti, Yaba on Wednesday, demanding for the immediate release of the embattled Actor, whose real name is Olarenwaju James.
According to Odumosu, Baba Ijesha’s continued detention is due to a directive of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
The Commissioner said, “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.”
“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.”
He also disclosed that the Ministry might review its stance on the movie star’s detention if the JUSUN strike continues to linger.