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Alleged rape: Baba Ijesha will be prosecuted for five offences -Lagos govt

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The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) says Baba Ijesha will be tried under five provisions of the Lagos State criminal law.

The embattled Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, will face a five-count charge following an alleged rape and sexual assault on a minor.

The Attorney-General of Lagos and Commissioner of Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

Mrs Onigbanjo said following the advice given on the case by the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), the suspect will be tried under five provisions of the criminal law of Lagos State.

The charges and implications listed in the statement are

1)Section 135, Indecent Treatment of a child- punishable by 7 years imprisonment,

(2)Section 137- Defilement of a Child-, punishable by life imprisonment,

(3) Section 261. Sexual Assault by Penetration- punishable by life imprisonment,

(4) Section 262- Attempted Sexual Assault by Penetration, punishable by 14 years imprisonment and

(5) Section 263, Sexual Assault-punishable by 3 years imprisonment.

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