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Baba Ijesha’s Lawyer Speaks On How Police, Ministry Of Justice Brutalize Actor’s Rights (Video)

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Adesina Ademola Ogunlana, counsel to embattled actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has thrown more light into how the actor accused of defiling the 14-year-old foster daughter of comedienne, Princess, was granted bail by a Magistrate.

In a video posted online, Ogunlana said ;

”Our client that has been in detention for more than 30 days has been granted bail at the facility of his detention. The magistrate that granted him bail is Chief Magistrate Toyin of the Lagos state Judiciary.

The Chief Magistrate in partnership with the Ministry of Justice in partnership with a private organization, Police Decongestion Scheme led by a former chairman of the NBA in Ikorodu, Bayo Akinlade, visited Panti and under the decongestion scheme, visited that facility and met Baba Ijesha.

Something was curious there. His name was not even entered as very much reliably leant.

The Chief Magistrate being bold and experienced, demanded to see him and he was brought to see the team.

He came towards them limping and as we have described before, he was emaciated and bail was granted to him summarily by the Chief Magistrate and this is very very commendable.”

Ogunlana said the bail was granted ”essentially on health grounds” and that the Magistrate said the offense is bailable.

”The conditions of bail are that Baba Ijesha must have two sureties. One of the sureties must be a level 10 officer, a civil servant. The other one should be a blood relation of the thespian.

The bail is put as N500, 000 in large sum. It’s not security. It is just a bond that if he should run away, the sureties will pay that. We are very sure he will not run away. The verification is to be done by the OC Legal of the SCID Panti.”

Speaking further, Ogunlana said this is very good news as it is a victory for everyone.

”It is not a victory for Baba Ijesha alone. It is for everybody. Rights must be respected. Laws must be respected. The idea of mob lynching, the idea of lopsided action when it comes to rights and priviledges of fellow citizens should be decried.

I want to appreciate Chief Magistrate Toyin for the courage, for doing the right thing.

For stepping into this matter. You remember the police had pandered to public opinion of some activist who were saying he should never be released and hung it on the neck of JUSUN strike that they would have charged the man to court and were even talking about the Attorney General of Lagos state which with due respect to him, I wonder in the history of defilement, how can somebody who is not biased, who is not malicious say a prima facie case of defilement has been disclosed upon the facts of this case?

We will look into that and take that up. Baba Ijesha’s rights has been brazenly brutalised” he said

Ogunlana added;

”As far as we are concerned, both the police and the Ministry of Justice are to be indicted for the unnecessary brutalization of Baba Ijesha’s rights. If a person is entitled, you give him his entitlement.”

 

Watch the video he shared below;

 

 

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Mercy Aigbe Blasts Ex-Husband, Lanre Gentry, After Throwing Shade At Her Over Father’s Day Post

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Mercy Aigbe has clapped back at her ex-husband, Lanre Gentry after he threw a shade at her over her Father’s day post.

Mercy had in the post celebrated herself for playing the role of a father and mother to her two kids. She mentioned that she pays the fees of one of her children in dollars.

Lanre saw her post and while celebrating himself as a father on his IG page, he seized the opportunity to throw a shade at Mercy.

He averred that some women who are bad wives and mothers would also be celebrating themselves on such a day meant for fathers only.

According to him, women who do such do it because their parents are no longer together.

He added:

“If you like take your children to moon is nobody’s business if you like pay in yen or dollar is nobody’s palaba I have helped you pay for another man’s durthar school fees before so”

Mercy has now replied him, calling him out and tagging him a shameless and useless father.

“Mr Lanre Gentry you better stop with the stupid lies! You better don’t just infuriate me! Lara Gentry call your useless father to order oh!!!! Cos really I have had enough of his nonsense!!!!!

And the most irresponsible father award goes to my Ex! This shameless man who instead of him to cover his face in shame, will rather come online to post rubbish! I normally ignore you when you respond to my Father’s Day post!

But you see this one! Bring it on!!!! I am ready! Alailojuti”she wrote

Mr Gentry is yet to reply.

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BBNaija Reunion: Day 2 Highlights 2021 For Lockdown Housemates (Video)

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BBNaija Reunion Day 2 show started off with the host Ebuka introducing the topic of discussion which is “Love Triangles”, how it happened and how they started.

A short video clip was played where Dorathy gave several advices to Ozo on his relationship with Nengi. After the video clip, Ebuka then asked asked Ozo why he always run to Dorathy for advice.

Ozo responded that Dorathy was the first person he bonded with stating that Dorathy shared her bed with him the first night he spent in the House. However, his relationship with Dorathy was just friendship and no feelings involved.

He also stated that he saw Dorathy as a friend and was comfortable discussing with her the issues he had with his relationship with Nengi.

Ebuka then questioned Ka3na on a comment she made where she called Nengi a side chick. Ka3na replied that she had always seen Ozo to be attracted to Dorathy but his problem was that he likes Dorathy’s personality but not her physical appearance.

Wathoni briefly replied that she think Dorathy had feelings for Ozo but it was one-sided as Ozo was after Nengi.

Dorathy responded that she never had feelings for Ozo but had always liked Prince which was the reason she stepped back after noticing Ozo was including her in his love triangle.

She stated that she felt hurt after speaking with Ozo on certain issues but Ozo will move on to discuss her opinions with Nengi.

Prince supported her claimed and disclosed that they have had such conversations before and he’s confident Dorathy had no feelings for Ozo.

See the video below;

 

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Why We Bankrolled Kelani’s Ayinla – First Bank’s CEO, Sola Adeduntan

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The MD/CEO of First Bank Nigeria Limited, Adesola Adeduntan has explained why the bank decided to bankroll Ayinla, a joint production of Tunde Kelani and Jade Osiberu.

In a recent chat, Adeduntan explained the bank’s resolve to sponsor socio-cultural initiatives in the creatives and arts industry.

He said, “Over time, we have been involved in the sponsorship of several socio-cultural initiatives in the creative arts industry like Moremi, Mokalik, Oba Esugbayi stage drama, October 1, and the Calabar Festival.

“Even in the music industry, we have supported and sponsored artistes like Davido, Burna Boy, and a host of other reigning stars. Importantly, the Bank’s sponsorship of ‘Ayinla’ affirms the bank’s support for the development of arts in Nigeria under our First@arts initiative.’

Speaking further, Adeduntan noted that: “First Bank believes that our culture, our art, is a very important part of who we are, and it reflects who we are. And for us to ensure that our culture, our arts, our practices don’t perish, especially one that will continue to mainstream our arts, and that is what this movie emphasizes a lot.”

On Sunday, June 13, the bank joined other brands to participate in the premiere of ‘Ayinla’ at the EbonyLife Place.

The premiere had film stars like Kunle Afolayan, Kunle Remi, Mr. Macaroni, Femi Branch, Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe, Omowunmi Dada, Bimbo Ademoye, and Big Brother Africa’s Tayo Faniran, amongst several others in attendance.

The highlight of the event was when First Bank handed a cheque of N500,000 each to actress Osas Ighodaro and actor Akah Nnani for being the best-dressed female and male respectively.

The movie, ‘Ayinla’, appeals to a multifaceted audience that cuts across fans of highlife and Afrobeat music, the youth, and the elite Yoruba demography. It is about the life and times of late Nigerian musician, Ayinla Omowura who made fame with his Apala music laced with wisdom, grit, and yabs.

 

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