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Baba Ijesha: We’re Sad, Disappointed, Say Theatre Practitioners

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The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria has expressed disappointment over the alleged s.e.xual abuse of a teenager by actor, Olarenwaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha.

TAMPPAN, in a statement sent to Sunday Scoop on Saturday and signed by its Director of Research and Documentation, Yemi Amodu, said it would never support any hideous act but would support the Lagos State Government in ensuring that justice is served.

The statement read in part, “We find it obligatory to condemn in totality the odious occurrence of paedophilia confessed to by Mr Olanrewaju James, aka Baba Ijesha, as confirmed by the police. Our association, TAMPPAN, is crestfallen about this act and will reproach and remonstrate the committer of such sexual harassment to prepubescent children.

“Considering the sensitivity of the case, which is still under investigation, TAMPPAN will never support all acts against what we preach and represent.

“As an association, we understand the mores and the social norms of our people and our behaviour will always be homiletic. Therefore, we would not fail to support the government in its bid to do justice towards ensuring that such ignoble acts are checked within our society.”

While sympathising with the parents of the victim, the association urged parents to encourage their children to freely express themselves and expose such acts.

It added, “We sympathise with the parents of the victim and also seize this opportunity to charge all parents to give their children or wards freedom to express themselves for the timely arrest of such horrible acts whenever such are committed.”

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Liz Anjorin, Husband Welcome Their First Child Together In US (Video)

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Actress Lizzy Anjorin, and her husband, Lateef Lawal, have welcomed their first child who was delivered in the US in an Instagram post on Saturday night.

She announced the birth of her second child without stating the gender.

Liz and her husband Lateef Lawal got married in July 2020.

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BBNaija 2021: Organizer Announces Date For Season 6 Audition, Lists Criteria

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The Organizers of the Big Brother Naija reality show has announced a new date for season 6 audition.

The reality show in a post on it Twitter account noted that the auditioning for the show would commence from 3rd to 16th of May 2021.

Nigerians who are interested in the show are expected to log on to AfricaMagic.tv/bbaudtion, upload a 2 minute video introducing themselves, telling Big Brother why they should be in the house this season.

BBNaija added that the audition is free and open to persons who are 21-year old and above with a valid identity document.

The organizers also said those who partook in their previous audition shouldn’t audition again.

 

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Child Molestation: Baba Ijesha Will Remain In Custody- CP Odumosu

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The Lagos State Police Command says Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, is still in its custody.

The Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, made the statement while parading suspects at the police command headquarters today.

He stated that Baba Ijesha would remain in custody pending the legal advice from the Ministry of Justice, adding that all parties, including the victim and the accused, were interviewed at the police command on Wednesday.

He said, “You don’t do trial on pages of the newspaper. There are two cases involved in the Baba Ijesha case: he was alleged seven years ago to have defiled a girl and the girl is now 14 years. At that time, no complaint was made, but last week, a video went viral where he was arrested for sexual assault.

“When a man touches a woman where he is not supposed to, without authority and consent, that is what is called sexual assault. That is exactly what is there. He admitted that he actually assaulted.

“The case of defilement added to it is still under thorough investigation. Sexual assault is a bailable offence, it is not like rape. For three hours yesterday (Wednesday), they were all with me, I interviewed all of them, one after the other, including the girl that was allegedly assaulted, the mother of the girl, and Baba Ijesha.

“We have compiled the case and sent it to the DPP, Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, for legal advice. Based on legal advice, action would be taken, but for now, Baba Ijesha is still in our custody.”

 

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