The lawyer of popular Yoruba actor who was involved in a rape case Baba Ijesha, Adesina Ogunlana has slammed the Lagos police command, the Attorney-General and the Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, and others who stood against the release of his client.
After the actor was granted bail, lawyer Ogunlana took to his Facebook page on Monday to lambast all those who stood against the release of his client on bail in a Facebook Live session. According to him, Baba Ijesha’s fundamental human rights were trampled on.
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Baba Ijesha was detained for allegedly sexually assaulting the daughter of one of the children of Yoruba actress Princess. Baba Ijesha was arrested on April, 22 after many people called for his arrest on social media. But speaking on Monday, a few hours after Baba Ijesha was released, Lawyer Ogunlana slammed the Lagos police and others who stood against Baba Ijesha’s bail.
He said, “How could somebody who is not biased, who is not malicious, how can that person, and I am talking about the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo. He is a fine learned gentleman but for goodness sake, how could anybody say a prima facie case of defilement has been disclosed upon the fact of this case?
“We will look into that and take that up because this gentleman, Baba Ijesha, his rights have been brazenly brutalized.”
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“As far as we are concerned, both the police and the ministry of justice are to be indicted for this unnecessary brutalization and oppression of Baba Ijesha’s right. If a person is entitled to a right, you give it to him; you don’t need to say whether it conforms with your idea of morality or not. When you know the right thing to do and you refuse to do it, that is a sin,” the lawyer added.