Popular Nigerian celebrities have taken to social media to kick against the release of actor Baba Ijesha from Police custody. It was reported that the embattled actor may be released on Friday, April 30.
The past few days have seen various discussions on social media about the embattled actor who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old girl. In fact, the matter recently got actor Iyabo Ojo and her colleague Yomi Fabiyi in a war of words. Iyabo mercilessly dragged Yomi for asking to see the video evidence of Baba Ijesha touching the victim and also not making proper investigations before posting his opinion on the matter.
Many hearts were, however, broken when the report of the actor’s release was shared. The Police noted that the actor only touched the girl and it was not enough reason to send him to jail. Taking to their social media pages, Nigerian entertainers are calling for justice as they contest the release of the actor.
The list of Celebrities contesting the release of Baba Ijesha from Police custody are as follows:
Tonto Dikeh was one of the celebrities who spoke out when the issue was first posted on social media. According to her, she has been pushing for the case to be transferred to Abuja and doesn’t mind taking care of the logistics of the victim.
Femi Branch said he did not really understand the reason the Police gave for granting Baba Ijesha bail.
Mercy Aigbe said it’s a shame on Baba Ijesha for finding himself in such a situation especially as it pertains to a minor.
Uche Elendu has asked if it was until Baba Ijesha slept with the girl before they find him guilty.
Iyabo Ojo has been at the forefront of the issues. She said if Baba Ijesha is released, he would be rearrested except he is taken away from Nigeria.
Opeyemi Aiyeola said the excuse of the Police in granting Baba Ijesha bail is not credible.
Nkechi Blessing Sunday expressed heartbreak on how Nigeria’s systems work.
Ronke Odusanya she says she noted that she stands with comedian Princess who is the foster mother of the 14-year-old girl.
Muyiwa Ademola stated that justice must prevail as he noted that perpetrators of evil acts must be brought to book.
Femi Adebayo said that he stands with the foster parent of the 14-year-old girl.
Toke Makinwa dragged Yomi Fabiyi for demanding the video evidence in Baba Ijesha’s case. Taking to her Twitter page, Toke said that Fabiyi is a disgrace, a total idiot and he is one of the reasons the fight against sexual violence gets harder by the day. She continued by saying that even after Baba Ijesha confessed and the actor knows that a minor is involved, he still went ahead to ask for video evidence.