The ongoing strike by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, courts may allow the police to release of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, from custody.
The strike has made the courts not to sit and the suspect could not be detained indefinitely without trial.
A police source says that a directive has been given that Baba Ijesha should be released.
The source, however, said investigation into the recent allegation against Omiyinka revealed that he did not defile the victim.
The police source added, “There was no case of defilement, people are just talking out of sentiment. They are not talking from the point of law. We interviewed all parties involved in the case for three hours today (Wednesday).
“The mother complained that her child was at the age of seven when she was defiled and the child pointed at Baba Ijesha. But the case was not reported until she was 14 years and under the law, the case has become statute-barred..
“Regarding this new case, the CCTV footage has been assessed and nowhere was it captured that Baba Ijesha defiled her. The footage only showed him touching the victim’s body but it never showed him having any sexual intercourse with the girl. The girl also confirmed the same thing”