Lagos State Police has said the reason the embattled Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James, otherwise known as Baba Ijesha remains is detention was based on the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecution(DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
The reason was that the actor has criminal charges he needs to answer.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made the disclosure on Friday at the Police Public Relations Office, Oduduwa, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos State.
Adejobi said that the DPP advised the police to still detain Baba Ijesha, because the case against him, according to legal advice, “is sexual assault by penetration”, pending when he would be charged to court.
“Invariably sexual assault is more like defilement too, considering the age of the victim.
“So, Baba Ijesha is being kept with the police not within our own power, but because of the legal advice from the DPP pending when Baba Ijesha’s case will be charged to court.
“If the DPP has advised us to release Baba Ijesha, we will have released him,” the spokesperson said.
TOS News reported that Baba Ijesha was arrested in April for allegedly sexually molesting a minor.