A section of the Lagos state high court, special offenses courts unit, has accepted to give Baba Ijesha, the troubled Nigerian entertainer, bail of 2,000,000 naira.
Baba Ijesha was arrested and detained by the Lagos police after he was alleged to have physically attacked a 14-year-old young girl.
The 48-year-old was arraigned under the watchful eye of the court on Thursday on a six-count charge which incorporates rape by penetration, revolting treatment of a kid, and rape.
Others are child molestation, rape, and attempted rape by infiltration.
During the preceding, the actor, whose genuine name is Olanrewaju James, argued not guilty to the charges brought against him.
Babatunde Ogala, his insight, likewise hoped the court to concede his client’s bail application while the preliminary keeps, taking note of that he has been denied of his constitutional right since his arrest in April.
However, the senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) contended that his client was wrongly denounced and is being attempted without proof to validate the charges against him.
He said the litigant ought to be given a satisfactory chance to plan for his preliminary and admittance to his legal advisor, adding that there are individuals prepared to remain as guarantees for him.
Yet, responding, Olayinka Adeyemi, the state director of public prosecution (DPP), encouraged the court to deny the entertainer’s bail petition.
Adeyemi depicted the offenses brought against the entertainer as “grave” in nature, referring to the rape charge which conveys life detainment.
The arraigning counsel said the court ought to be cautious in its treatment of the bail application, noticing that the respondent could bounce bail while his prominence could likewise influence the proof against him for the situation.
In her decision, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the lawyer, requested that the entertainer be delivered on bail while the case continues.
Taiwo said the litigant should bring the sum close by two guarantees – one of which should be a legitimate expert and the second someone related in his family.
The appointed judge, notwithstanding, said that the entertainer should consummate the bail agreements within the following seven days.
She said the preliminary would start on July 26 through 27 and 28 individually.
The advancement comes days after an officer court subdued his bail application on the ground that the matter was at that point past its ward.