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BABA IJESHA GRANTED BAIL IN THE SUM OF N2MILLION

The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja granted Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly called Baba Ijesha, accused of sexually assaulting a teenager bail on Thursday afternoon.

The actor was arraigned before the Special Offences Court in Lagos on charges of sexual assault, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault by penetration.

The Judge, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, granted Baba Ijesha bail in the sum of N2 million.

According to her: “The freedom is temporary in the sense that it lasts only for the period of trial.

“The defendant is thereby granted bail in sum of N2million and two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be a blood relation of the applicant with clear proof of this relationship and must be resident in Lagos State and shall present evidence of having paid income tax in Lagos State in the last three years.

“The second surety shall be a legal practitioner as suggested by the defense counsel. The surety shall present evidence of bar and shall swear an oath to affidavit.”

She also added that the said legal practitioner must have a residence and an office address in Lagos and enter a monetary bond of N1 million to be deposited with the Chief Registrar who shall approve the surety.

The trial was adjourned to July 27.

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