Baba Ijesha Will Remain In Custody Until JUSUN Resumes, Police Tell Yomi Fabiyi And Other protesters
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, says the popular nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, well known as (Baba Ijesha) will still remain in police custody, Odumosu said the continuous detention of Baba Ijesha, is based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice.
He also said the actor would not be released until the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria called off its nationwide strike and the courts resumed so that he could be arraigned in court for hearing, his continuous detection is not illegal as we’re acting on legal Advice from Lagos DPP.
Hakeem Odumosu further stated these in reaction to Wednesday’s protest by Omiyinka’s colleague, Yomi Fabiyi, and others, who demonstrated at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, to demand for Baba Ijesha release on bail.
Odumosu said; “When they got to the SCIID on Wednesday, they were advised by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the SCIID, and he told them that we have done our work and sought legal advice from the Ministry of Justice and the advice was that we should still keep him in our custody.
“When we concluded our investigation, we forwarded our report to the ministry for legal advice and the ministry advised us through the Office of the Public Defender, The legal advice was that there was a prima facie case established against him and some sections of the law were quoted in the advice. So, the advice was that he should still remain in our custody and to be charged for that.”
Regarding the JUSUN strike, “The ministry might review its position concerning Omiyinka’s detention if the JUSUN strike continues indefinitely, adding that a new arrangement had been made in the state with the support of the Lagos state government for courts to sit three times in a week until they call off the strike totally. They will go on strike on Mondays and Tuesdays only”, the CP said.