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Alleged rape: Court denies Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha bail

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Embattled Nollywood actor, Omiyinka Olanrewaju, better known as Baba Ijesha has been denied bail.

TrillerTunes reports that Magistrate court sitting in Yaba, Lagos state on Wednesday, June 16 denied the star bail after he had pleaded not guilty of the charges against him. It could be recalld that Baba Ijesha was arrested in April this year for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess.

Princess had claimed that Ijesha violated the girl when she was 7 and 14 years old. The accused actor was subsequently arrested after and detained by the police. However, after 25 days in detention, Baba Ijesha was granted bail on May 17 by magistrates in charge of prison decongestion.

He however has remained in custody as he failed to meet his bail conditions. On Wednesday morning, June 16, he was arraigned before the Magistrate court. His counsel, Kayode Olabiran, prayed the court to release his client on health grounds.

Delivering a ruling in the bail application, the magistrate, P.E Nwaka, held that the court can not grant the actor bail because the matter is beyond its jurisdiction. The judge also explained that the case has already been filed before the high court.

Also speaking, Yetunde Cardoso, the superintendent of police in charge of the case, said the matter is now beyond the police. “Mr Olanrewaju was actually granted bail during the JUSUN strike and based on the conditions given, he couldn’t meet them and he was properly charged today,” Cardoso noted.

She added: “Just like the court stated, the case has already been filed before the high court and the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) of Lagos State Ministry of Justice has taken over the matter from the police.

“So presently, we have handed over to the DPP so the case is before them (DPP). It has nothing to do with the police anymore, it’s now left for the DPP to handle it,” she said

Charges against Baba Ijesah include indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, sexual assault by penetration, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault which contravenes Sections 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015.

He pleaded not guilty when the charges were read out to him. The case has been adjourned to July 13 for mention.

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BBNaija S6: Saga ‘proposes’ to Nini

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Bit by bit the Big Brother Naija season six edition is getting heated as housemate, Saga, revealed his choice of woman among fellow housemates.

According to the Shine Ya Eye housemate, if he had to choosge someone to be with, he’ll choose Nini.

TrillerTunes reports that Saga said this on Thursday, day five of the commencement of the Nigeria biggest reality show.

While having a chat with some of the housemates, including Nini, at the dining table, the 28-year-old artist who was massaging Nini’s leg declared his choice. His comment erupted cheers among other housemates.

He told Nini, “I’ll just be honest from my heart. It’s true. If I actually had to choose one person here, it’d be you. Frankly, that’s just it.”

Amid cheers from fellow housemates, Saga said he had liked Nini from the very first ten minutes he met her on the show, only to be left heartbroken moments later.

“And when she said she was in a relationship, it was heartbreaking for me,” Saga said.

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Nigerian singer, Wizkid reveals what his future wife must do before he gets married

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Popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid has given a shout out to his yet to be known future wife.

The Hip-hop singer in a post on his social media said his future wife will have to buy him a ring and propose to him on both knees before they will get married

The 30-year-old musician said though he doesn’t know the lady yet. His post read: ”Big shoutout to the one I’ll spend the rest of my life with whoever you f*cking are!

“By the way, my girl have to buy me a ring and propose on both knees. You go try with this mad man.”

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TAMPAN summons Yomi Fabiyi over controversial movie ‘Oko Iyabo’

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The Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN has summoned actor Yomi Fabiyi his newly released movie which has stirred a barrage of reactions on and off social media.

TrillerTunes reports that Fabiyi came under attack on Monday after his new movie ‘Oko Iyabo’ surfaced on Youtube.

The movie clearly depicted his ally, Baba Ijesha’s rape saga which had actors taken sides monthst ago. Fabiyi’s new movie was acted with real names of those involved in the case, and also reportedly making it look like the minor was having an affair with Baba Ijesha who is now facing trial for child molestation and sexual abuse. 

Acting swiftly on the controversial movie, TAMPAN’s Director of Research and Documentation, Yemi Amodu said Fabiyi was invited because the movie has sparked off another round of dissension between the group and the public. 

TAMPAN further said that the controversy the subject matter of the movie has generated is against its ethics and virtue. Members of the public have been asked to exercise patience as ”justice will be delivered.”

The statement read; 

The TAMPAN Committee on Ethics, Conflict and Resolution wishes to inform the general public that the association has summoned Mr. Yomi Fabiyi who is the Producer/Director of the controversial film titled “OKO IYABO” to appear before it on Thursday 11th July 2021.

This invitation becomes very necessary because of the controversy that the subject matter of his film has generated which is against our ethic and virtue.

Despite that, we realize that the film has sparked off another round of dissension between TAMPAN and the public; this is unacceptable to us and unsuitable to what we represent.

We hereby implore the general public and the parties concerned to please exercise patience as our eminent association is on top of this issue and will certainly ensure fairness and justice.”

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