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The victim’s mother, who suspected her daughter was being sexually assaulted, installed CCTV to catch the attacker, and while watching the situation in her home on her tablet, she saw Baba Ijesha acting suspiciously around her daughter.
Baba Ijesha allegedly took the victim away from the sitting room into the kitchen, where there was no CCTV camera installed, and the mother, who rushed back home upon the discovery, allegedly caught Baba Ijesha defiling her daughter in the kitchen.
The video which was kept private for days has, however, been released by the family of the victim and Yomi Fabiyi has reacted to it.
According to Yomi, the girl was used as a trap to gather evidence and it is a crime because she is a minor who was made to go through the traumatizing situation again.
Taking to Instagram to air his view on the video, Yomi wrote;
“IT IS CRIMINAL TO MOLEST A MINOR or USE A MINOR AS A TRAP TO GATHER EVIDENCE. It is disturbing and unfortunate viewing the images of the released CCTV footage of a minor been sexually abused by a senior colleague, Mr Lanre Omiyinka a.k.a Baba Ijesha. There is no excuse for this act. I condemn this act, it is embarrassing and disappointing.
I waited for credible alternatives before leaping to conclusions, as is done in a civilised society, a position that a few misinterpreted as defending the suspect; it is unfortunate that a few in Nigeria still partake in social media recklessness in the name of the social media era. NO WHERE HAVE I SUPPORTED OR CONDONED SUCH, SOMEONE JUST PLACED THE IDEA, AND MANY jumped on it without hesitation. SEEK KNOWLEDGE if you are not enlightened.
The one one who is not being arrested or prosecuted is the young woman. There were some red lines crossed, and IGNORANCE is never an excuse. The main question that any honest person can ask is, “If the girl were your child, could you subject her to such truama again in the name of gathering evidence?” In Lagos State, where will I find social services and a domestic abuse unit? Set aside the press release and feelings and get to work.
The rule of law is unbreakable, and we should all accept that something more needs to be done to PROTECT CHILDREN IN NIGERIA. I am saddened; we have disappointed many young children, and it is beyond time for us to rise to the occasion; THE WORLD IS WATCHING. Any Nigerian who really cares about the poor girl should take to the streets in a nonviolent demonstration, demanding the arrest of those involved in these heinous images; it is a cause worth losing anything for; do it for humanity and every innocent child.
However, sentiment should never be an excuse to abuse the rights of every suspect or persons connected, that is the only way to achieve peace, fairness, justice and development. Thanks to the Lagos Police Commissioner and officers for their meticulous investigation and efforts so far. A society patient to balance a story seldom get misled or stand with lies. The media are doing a good job too. We want a safer Nigeria for every child. Thank you… Yomi Fabiyi
Actor/Human Rights Ambassador”
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