Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has led a protest calling for the release of Baba Ijesha from police custody on bail.
His embattled colleague, Baba Ijesha has been in the news after he admitted to sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl, who happens to be the foster daughter of Comedian Princess.
On Wednesday, Fabiyi led the protest at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba alongside other colleagues and well-wishers of Baba Ijesha.
The protesters could be seen with placards with various inscriptions that read, “Denial of bail of bailable offence is human rights violation”, “Say no to set-up, say no to torture”, and “Ilegal detention is a human rights violation, don’t support it”, Nigeria Police, please allow the law to dictate, not Iyabo Ojo, not Princess and co, please bail Ijesha’, among others.
They also argued that the actor should be set free from detention pending when a court would hear his case.
Fabiyi, who has consistently expressed his support fo rBaba Ijesha, said, “What we have observed is that, when this man, one of our colleagues, Baba Ijesha, was brought here, so many pieces of evidence were thrown online, the official of police came out and said we should be patient that we should allow the police do their job and then the Commissioner of Police came out and said it is a bailable offence but we have noticed that, after then, it is getting to two weeks now and he is yet to be released.
“We don’t know if he has any medical condition but he has not been granted bail, we are not supporting the crime he was accused of, we are not saying he did or didn’t do it you are doing your job but what we expect is that every sane citizen should respect that because human right is key and that is why we have come to meet your public officers, we trust and believe in you. I have written to the governor, to the Commissioner of police.”
Since his arrest, Baba Ijesha has remained in police custody where Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos state police commissioner, had stated that he would stay pending legal advice from the ministry of justice.