Over 7,800 persons have signed a petition to avert the release of Olanrewaju Omiyinka, a popular Nollywood actor, known as Baba Ijesha, for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl in the care of Adekola Adekanya, a popular comedienne, otherwise called Princess.
Baba Ijesha has been under arrest since he was reported by a comedienne, Adekanya Adekoya, popularly known as Princess, that the actor had been defiling her ward since she was seven years old and repeated the same recently when she was 14-year-old.
A petition, which was kicked off by the Aunt Landa’s Bethel Foundation, on the benefit of the teenager’s foster mother, Princess, has a target of 10,000 signatories.
It was titled, ‘Olanrewaju James Omiyinka must not be released in Nigeria for defiling a 7 years old girl’.
The petition was started to the House of Commons, House of Parliament, Human Rights Campaign, United States Department of Health and Human Services and one other.
On Monday, Report revealed the petition portal has been signed by over 7,800 signatories on www.change.org
Baba Ijesha has been under fire since April 22, 2021, when the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest for sexual assault.
The incident that transpired between Baba Ijesha and the foster daughter, Princess said people, who pity her for her childlessness, committed the victim and five other children to her care, adding that after Omiyinka allegedly defiled the minor, her grades dropped.
Muyiwa Adejobi, the state Police Public Relation Officer said there was grand evidence against Baba Ijesha as he was caught in the act on Closed Circuit Television.
But the impending release of Baba Ijesha aroused outrage on social media with many against the move by the police.
By our Reporter.