The chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Arewa has condemned veteran actor, Baba Ijesha over alleged sexual assault on a minor.
Taking to Twitter the Dabiri-Arewa described the act as despicable, and urged the public to disregard his plea for mercy in a now-viral video where he confessed to the crime.
Speaking further she enjoined Nigerians to support the victim’s foster mother, Princess, and ensure that justice is served.
In her words,
“So despicable! The act by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, who defied a girl, at 7 years and later at 14 years! Who knows how many the pedophile could have damaged if he wasn’t caught,” Dabiri wrote.
I sponsored the violence against person’s law. The penalty is nothing less than 14 years in prison. His plea, begging on some video I watched should not be acceptable.
We should all do all we can to support the girl’s foster mother, Princess, to ensure this case goes to court and fully tried, and maximum sentence passed on him”.
See her tweet below,