Baba Ijesha pleads court to suspend his imprisonment

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Actor, Olanrewaju James, has asked an Ikeja Domestic and Sexual Violence Court to grant him post-conviction bail pending hearing and determination of his appeal before the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal.⁣

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo had in July sentenced Baba Ijesha to 16 years imprisonment for child defilement.⁣

The charges against Baba Ijesha:
He was convicted of four out of a six-count charge brought against him by the Lagos State Government.⁣

The jailed actor was convicted for child defilement, indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault and attempted sexual assault by penetration.⁣

Baba Ijesha’s punishment:
The convict is serving a five-year concurrent jail term.⁣

Baba Ijesha tries to work his way out of prison:
Baba Ijesha who was in court on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, again sought to suspend the imprisonment pending appeal.⁣

During proceedings, Chukwudi Adiukwu, informed the court they have filed an application for bail pending appeal, pursuant to Section 6 (6) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.⁣

Adiukwu argued that section 51 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, Lagos State 2015, empowers the court to admit the applicant to bail, either unconditionally or upon reasonable conditions.⁣

He said granting their application would serve the course of justice.⁣

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