The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Thursday granted bail to actor Omiyinka Olanrewaju a. k. a. Baba Ijesha .
The actor was arraigned before the Special Offences Court in Lagos on charges of sexual assault, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault by penetration.
Baba Ijesha has been in custody since April 22, 2021 over alleged sexual defilement of a minor.
Justice Toyin Taiwo granted him bail after taking submissions from prosecution and defence in the matter.
The judge granted the defendant bail in the sum of N2 million.
According to her, granting him bail is to release him from the custody of the law and entrust him to appear for trial when required to.
She said:“The freedom is temporary in the sense that it lasts only for the period of trial.
“The defendant is thereby granted bail in sum of N2million and two sureties in like sum. One of the surety must be a blood relation of the applicant with clear proof of this relationship and must be resident in Lagos State and shall present evidence of having paid income tax in Lagos State in the last three years.
“The second surety shall be a legal practitioner as suggested by the defence counsel. The surety shall present evidence of bar and shall swear a oath to affidavit.”
The trial was adjourned to July 27.