Comedian, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, who is facing sexual molestation/assault case, has been denied bail by a Lagos magistrate’s court. sitting in Lagos.

The movie star was initially arrested and detained by the state police, after he was alleged to have sexually molested a minor at seven and 14.

Baba Ijesha was later granted bail on May 17, after spending about 25 days in police detention, by magistrates in charge of prison decongestion.

But he has remained in police custody despite the police bail.

During his trial on Wednesday, Baba Ijesha’s counsel, Kayode Olabiran, prayed the court to release his client on bail, citing his deteriorating health.

Olabiran said that the controversial nature of the case has made it difficult to secure his client’s release, despite his bail, as intending sureties were scared of the likely consequences.

In his ruling, however, the judge, P. E Nwaka, held that the court can not grant the actor bail for lack of jurisdiction.

The judge also explained that the case has already been filed before the High Court.

Also speaking, the police superintendent in charge of the case, Yetunde Cardoso, said that the matter is now beyond the police.

She said, “Mr Olanrewaju was actually granted bail during the JUSUN strike and based on the conditions given, he couldn’t meet them and he was properly charged today (Wednesday).

“Just like the court stated, the case has already been filed before the high court and the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP, of Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has taken over the matter from the police.

“So presently, we have handed over to the DPP, so the case is before them. It has nothing to do with the police anymore, it’s now left for the DPP to handle it.”


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