Popular Nollywood star arrested over child defilement

Police operatives from the Lagos State Command have arrested a 48-year old man, Olarenwaju James, a.k.a Baba Ijesha, a popular Nollywood actor, for allegedly defiling a 14-year old girl.

According to the Lagos Police spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the case of defilement was reported on 19th April, 2021, by a lady, Princess Adekola Adekanya, at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for proper investigation.

Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim, who is now 14 years, since she was 7 years old. The suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the complainant. 

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for proper investigation as he promised to do justice to the matter. 

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