On Monday, the 17th of April, 2021, the Lagos State Judiciary, collaborating with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, started the weeklong process of decongesting police stations across Lagos that led to the bail of Baba Ijesha.
This procedure is as stated by Sections 33 and 34 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.
Three Lagos State magistrate at the State CID (Criminal Investigation Department), Panti worked to handle cases of over 150 detained suspects and bailed those with bailable offences.
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Among these suspects was Olanrewaju James, also referred to as Baba Ijesha, who was facing the accusation of the molestation of a minor.
Prior to his bail, Adesina Ogunlana, Baba Ijesha’s lawyer had informed the Commissioner of Police about Baba Ijesha’s poor state of heath.
His bail conditions included two sureties. The first has to be a State Civil Service level 10 officer and the second has to be a blood relative. They were both required to sign a bail bond of N500,000.