We will keep Baba Ijesha in our custody till JUSUN call off strike – Police tell protest held by Yomi Fabiyi

The Lagos state police command has said that it will continue to detained the Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha till Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria called off its nationwide strike and the courts resumed so that he could be arraigned.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said this while addressing protester held by actor, Yomi Fabiyi who demonstrated at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, to demand his release on bail.

He said, continuous detention of Nollywood actor is based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice the actor would not be released until the he could be arraigned in court

 “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 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.”

The CP added that the ministry might review its position concerning Baba Ijesha’s detention if the court strike continues indefinitely
“Regarding the JUSUN strike, they agreed to be working for three days and striking for two days. They will go on strike on Monday and Tuesday, while the courts will sit on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 “It was our hope that they would work on Wednesday, but coincidentally, Wednesday and Thursday are public holidays. But if the courts continue to remain shut, the Ministry of Justice may further review the report. But right now, we are relying on the advice of the ministry.”

Baba Ijesha was accused of defiling the foster daughter of Princess. And has been in police custody for more than two weeks

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