Counsel to Olanrewaju James Omiyinka, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijesa,’ Adesina Ogunlana, has disclosed that his client, who alleged of child molestation is traumatised in police detention.

Ogunlana made this disclosure in a letter addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Hakeem Odumosu, insisting that his client should be released on bail, adding Baba Ijesha’s colleague, Yomi Fabiyi, is ready to stand surety for him.

Recall that Baba Ijesha has been in police custody since his arrest in April for allegedly defiling 14-year-old foster child of popular comedienne, Princess.

Ogunlana said, “We are aware that a piece of legal advice on our client’s matter has been issued about two weeks ago, disclosing prospective charges of bailable character.

“From all indications, the investigation has been concluded in his matter and it is inconceivable that the issuance of legal advice will now be a basis for the denial of bail, as you have been widely reported in the press to have claimed.

“We submit that the continuous detention of Mr Olanrewaju James Omiyinka at your SCID Panti, Yaba facility, for about thirty days now, in our respectful view, is in gross breach of his fundamental human rights, as cognisable under the 1999 constitution, the grand norm of the nation’s legal architecture.

“As of today, when I met with Omiyinka in the company of his thespian colleague and ready surety, Mr Yomi Fabiyi, he appeared traumatised, emaciated, and walked with a limp in his right leg. May I assure you, sir, that Mr Omiyinka is not a flight risk and he is prepared to face trial.”


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