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Why We Can No Longer Keep Baba Ijesha In Custody -Police Source

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Why We Can No Longer Keep Baba Ijesha In Custody -Police Source

Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha may soon regain his freedom. This is according to a senior officer at the Lagos State Police Command, who stated that the veteran filmmaker can no longer be in police custody.

It would be recalled that on Friday, April 23, 2021, Baba Ijesha was arrested for defiling a minor.

The officer who preferred anonymity said while an investigation is ongoing, a directive had been given for the release of Baba Ijesha.

The police source said due to the ongoing strike by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), courts had ceased sitting and the suspect could not be detained indefinitely without trial.

The source, however, said the investigation into the recent allegation against Omiyinka revealed that he did not defile the victim, adding that when she was questioned, the victim confirmed the same.

“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.

“So, in law, it is a case of indecent assault and not sexual harassment, and it is open to bail.  So, can we continue to keep him when the offence is subject to bail and when there is no court sitting? That is against his fundamental human rights and the police do not work on sentiments. Directives have been given out for his release on bail,” he was quoted as saying.

The source added that despite granting Baba Ijesha bail, the investigation would continue, maintaining that the command had also sought legal opinion from the state Ministry of Justice.

The source added, “A test was recently done on the victim and it was discovered that she had penetration. Is it the penetration of seven years that is still evident now, and who penetrated her then? Is there any medical report linking the man (Baba Ijesha) to the crime?

“The CCTV footage never showed Baba Ijesha defiling her, but he confessed to touching her body indecently and apologised, and the girl confirmed the same.

“Investigation is still ongoing and we have instructed them to conduct a medical examination on the victim at a government recognised medical facility. We are not specialists in the field and we have also sought legal opinion from the Ministry of Justice.”

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Fans Drag Tope Alabi For Criticising Song

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Fans Drag Tope Alabi For Criticising Song

Popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi has become a subject of attack on social media, after criticising ‘Oniduro’, a song composed by Bola Are and popularised by Yinka Alaseyori and Sola Allyson.

In a viral social media video, Alabi said the song is not inspirational, as she claimed that it is wrong to call God a guarantor.

According to Alabi, the song is a misrepresentation of God, adding that if the composer was spirit-filled, she would understand God is more than a guarantor. “If the Holy Spirit brings it, you are supposed, to digest it, chew it and organise it, before bringing it out,” Alabi stated.

Alabi’s criticism of the song didn’t however sit well with fans, who took to social media to lambast her.

Amongst other things, the fans expressed their opinion that the gospel music star was particularly envious of Alaseyori, who appears to be her main contender in the gospel music industry.

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Why I Quit Boxing For Acting -Itele d Icon

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Nollywood actor, Ibrahim Yekini otherwise known as Itele d Icon has revealed that he quitted boxing for acting because of internal politics in the sports industry.

In an interview with Punch where he made this known, the movie star said at the time he was a ring boxer, he never lost any fight, adding that he stopped after a fan embarrassed him.

His words: “Yes, I was a skilled boxer before I joined the movie industry. I started boxing through someone who was like an elder brother to me. He liked me a lot and I often went to the gymnasium with him. At that time, all I wanted was to be a professional boxer. I once fought at Rowe Park in Lagos Island—a hub for boxers in those days. I fought at different tournaments because I wanted to be popular. I was a ring fighter though, not a street fighter. Unfortunately, I discovered that some people were engaged in internal politics and that spurred my decision to be an actor. When I started my acting career, I was still fighting but I stopped after a particularly embarrassing incident with a fan. My godfather advised me to stop and concentrate on acting. I had never lost a fight during my fighting days. I would have been a professional boxer if not that I was not earning enough money.”

When asked why he enjoys acting, Itele d Icon added: “Being an actor has some interesting advantages. Firstly, it gives one an identity. People trust me with contracts because I am a known face in the industry. Acting has opened many doors for me. However, everything with advantages also have disadvantages. My profession has made me very cautious of where I go and how I comport myself. It is so bad that when a motorist hits my car, I cannot argue because passers-by may recognise me.”

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Burna Boy: Unlike My Siblings, I Only Promised My Parents Grammy

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Burna Boy: Unlike My Siblings, I Only Promised My Parents Grammy

Afrobeats posterboy, Burna Boy, has received his Grammy award, which was delivered to him today (Thursday, June 10, 2021).

The African giant noted that all his siblings delivered on the promises they made to their parents.

The Wonderful singer won his Grammy award in the Best Global Music Album category at the 2021 Grammy Awards with his ‘Twice as Tall’ album.

On his verified Instagram account, the singer stated that while his sisters promised their parents a stellar result, he promised them a Grammy award and he has delivered.

Flaunting his plaque, the Odogwu singer wrote, “Early Morning deliveries from across the pond! My parents prayed for excellent children, not houses, cars or ‘things’.

“They asked my sisters for stellar degrees; one got a first-class in Finance, the other got a Distinction in Engineering. They asked me for a Grammy, and here we are. I am a product of sacrifice! Thank God and thank you all again!”

Hailing his achievement, A-list artistes in the entertainment industry took to his comment section to congratulate him. 

Legendary beatmaker, Don Jazzy, wrote, “Odogwu congrats again oooo.”

Also, popular disc jockey, DJ Spinall, lauded the talented singer. The duo has two hit songs together – Gba Gbe E , which was released in 2015; and Serious, which was released in 2018. 

While praising the singer for his achievement, the DJ wrote, “Congratulations again brother.”

More so, sonorous singer, Waje wrote, “Congratulations.”

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