Olarenwaju James, Nollywood actor better known as Baba Ijesha, has come under heavy criticism on social media for allegedly defiling a minor.
The 48-year-old film star was arrested on Thursday after a report by one Adekola Adekanya at the Sabo police station.
The actor was accused of defiling a 14-year-old girl. It was also alleged that he started the act since the victim was seven years old.
His arrest has provoked an influx of negative reactions on Twitter and also raised calls from a huge number of Nigerians for his immediate prosecution.
“A good example should be made of Baba Ijesha. Many people grew up liking the man due to his role in Nollywood only to find out that he is a predator? You consistently defiled a girl for 7 years and she still hasn’t come of age? This is crazy mehn,” a Twitter user said.
“I hope the full wrath of the law decends on baba ijesha. This shows one can be influential and still be daft. Sleeping with a minor? Whatever happened to his wife? With all the beautiful women in Lagos State ready to mingle? This dude is a monster. Tueh,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
How can you defile a 7 year old girl???? People de ooo😱
Baba Ijesha should rot in jail if guilty!
— Moyò of Lagos (@Moyo_VIP) April 23, 2021
A good example should be made of Baba Ijesha. Many people grew up liking the man due to his role in Nollywood only to find out that he is a predator? You consistently defiled a girl for 7 years and she still hasn't come of age? This is crazy mehn#babaijesha
— Lawyer Awon ''Hoodlums'' (@Ridwanullahii) April 23, 2021
Baba Ijesha though… What is the possible explanation for behaviors like this? Hyperactive testosterone or is mental disorder? He has been shagging that kid since she was 7years old. She's now 14 and he just got arrested. What a way to know he is a pedophile. O damn!Advertisement
— KING KUKUTE (@Ade_Nurayn) April 23, 2021
The story of baba ijesha keeps breaking my heart😭, sexual assault since she was seven.
Seven fucking years, my God. Imagine the trauma😫Advertisement
— Sarafina Napoleon (@FinaNapoleon) April 23, 2021
This allegation against Baba Ijesha is grave and of deep concern. How many men have gone unpunished in our society doing this?
Young children are the hope of our future. We must do our best to make sure they don't suffer in our hands or in our presence.😢😢
— Toyyib Adewale Adelodun (@taadelodun) April 23, 2021
Sex can not be too difficult to get na, is it? why defile a minor? Very terrible coming from the baba ijesha man… i hope he pays fully for his crimes, idiat.
— July Queen 🐺👑 (@QueenJeigh) April 23, 2021
May God continue to expose the likes of Baba Ijesha and thier heinous acts, and I pray he turns from Baba Ijesha to Baba Prison ASAP. Agbaya buruku.
— Baller G ♚ (@spunky_niga) April 23, 2021
I hope the full wrath of the law decends on baba ijesha. This shows one can be influential and still be daft. Sleeping with a minor? Whatever happened to his wife? With all the beautiful women in Lagos State ready to mingle? This dude is a monster. Tueh
— Sammy Sammy (@scad_official) April 23, 2021
All the love and respect i had for Baba Ijesha vanished immediately i saw that news. I hope he rots in jail.
— Alhaji Royz🀄️ (@royzkingin) April 22, 2021
Since 2013 Baba ijesha has been allegedly defilling the young girl at the age of 7
Baba ijesha in 2021 >> 48 yrs
Teenage girl in 2021 >> 14 yrs
A whole 34yrs difference, what can be more evil and barbaric than this? honestly if found guilty he should be castrated
— OMOTAYO Of Lagos 💥 (@Tee_Classiquem1) April 22, 2021
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