The Lagos State Police Command has debunked rumours that there were plans to release Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, who was arrested for alleged defilement.
Recall that a video of the suspect confessing to the crime and begging for forgiveness had gone viral following the rumour that investigation revealed that Baba Ijesha did not defile the victim, which had Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo, comedian Princess, and others storm the SCID, Panti, to protest alleged plans to release Baba Ijesha by the police.
Reporting to the Newsmen, The Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) in Lagos, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that there were no plans to release the suspect as wrongly perceived. He added that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered the detention of the suspect pending the receipt of legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).
“The CP had already said that the suspect would remain in police custody and would not be released. His case file has been sent to the DPP for advice. After the DPP’s advice, we will know what to do.” he said.